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Item #AT-0276a

"INNER HARBOUR IN ROCKPORT" Signed David Wu Ject-Key


Description:

"Inner Harbor Rockport" Oil on Canvas Board signed on reverse David Wu Ject-Key (18901968) Faint red chop mark bottom left.
gilt style frame.


American/Chinese


Measures:

Unframed

26"H x 18.5"W

Framed

29.5" x 22"



David Wu Ject-Key was one of the earliest Chinese artists to study abroad. Born in Zhongshan, Guangdong to a cultured family of scholars, Wu immigrated to Canada in 1902, studying, respectively, at the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts* in Montreal, Grand Central School of Art* in New York and the Arts Student League*, specializing in oil paintings and Western art history.


During his time at school, he was particularly active in participating in art events and, upon graduation was recruited as a teacher for his outstanding performance. Wu has been especially known for his impressive portrait and landscape painting: although his works demonstrate the overriding use of Western painting techniques, it is equally redolent of the distinctive flavor and ambiance of Chinese art. He painted many wonderful paintings of Rockport Maine where he resided with is wife American artist Elsie Ject-Key.









































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