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JOHN WAY (WEI LE-TANG)魏樂唐
SHANGHAI, CHINA1921-2012
Born in Shanghai, John Way learned calligraphy from Mr. Lee Zhong-Chan.  After Liberation, he settled down in Hong Kong and started his practice in Western modern arts.  In 1956, he moved to the United States and devoted to the exploration of abstract expressionism.  He is one of the pioneers in abstract expressionism among modern Chinese artists.  Way then moved to France and continued his study in arts in 1975, and appeared some of his books in calligraphy.  Way’s works had been selected into International Salon Exhibition in Paris in 1985, and Geneva International Arts Exhibition in Switzerland several times.  The Swiss authority even issued stamps featured Way’s works.  His unique style has shown a combination of French colors of impressionism, American compositions of abstract impressionism, as well as Chinese rhythms of calligraphy.  Like Way said, “my objective is to transform the elegancy and rhythm of Chinese calligraphy into Western modern art.”
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