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C. J. YAO (YAO CHING-JAN)姚慶章
TAICHUNG, TAIWAN1941-2000
His expertise is in oil painting and watercolor; graduated from National Taiwan Normal University in 1965 (Fine Art Department).  Early stages he formed a painting association with his peer.  He was known for his abstract style creations.  Yao Ching-Chang moved to the US in 1970 and began his surrealism paintings becoming an important representative artist from Taiwan.  He was also the first generation of Asian American artist’s in New York.  In the year of 2000 he passed away due to a disease and in 2001, a commemorating exhibition was held at the Taipei National Museum of History.  Yao’s creations in America from over the years collected various international art trends.  A lifetime of creating Western contemporary art but also immersed in Taoist philosophy.  His wishes were to incorporate international painting trends and Chinese traditional painting; and to establish the characteristics of the language of painting and emphasize on the spirit of this generation.
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