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    Shen Peng (Chinese, b. 1931)
    Bamboo with Calligraphy
    Ink and color on paper
    13 x 19 inches (33.0 x 48.3 cm)
    Red seal stamped to lower left corner
    Inscribed to Dr. Dominic Lam


    Renowned ophthalmologist and biotechnology pioneer Dominic Man-Kit Lam emigrated to Hong Kong at the age of four months. As a young man, his education abroad started early. At 22, Lam had earned his doctorate degree and by 24 he had joined the faculty at Harvard. Following charitable missions back to China with Project Orbis, a mobile ophthalmic clinic providing eye care in underserved areas, Lam became Director of the first biotechnology firm in Texas, located in Houston. As the "Father of Texas Biotechnology", Lam received the U.S. High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Merit in 1989. Dr. Lam was Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology and went on to found the World Eye Organization (WEO) in an effort to eradicate blindness among the world's poor.
    Lam was an artist since childhood, having studied classical Chinese painting and calligraphy. It was a passion and talent that never left him throughout his dynamic biomedical career. As a collector, patron and skilled artist, Lam came to know and collaborate with important Chinese artists such as Zhao Shao'ang, Zhang Daqian and Guan Shanyue. In the United States, Lam was named a member of the U.S. Presidential Arts and Humanities Committee. Apart from his traditional ink paintings, Lam is acclaimed for the Chromoskedasic Process, also called NanoArt, that he invented. It is a unique form of photographic painting in which color images are produced on black and white photo paper. Lam resides in Hong Kong and continues to exhibit his art worldwide.

    Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.

    Condition Report*: Appears to be in good condition, not observed outside of frame. Framed dimensions 22-3/4 x 28-3/4 inches.
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