DescriptionThirty-Six Various Asian Art Reference Volumes, varying vintages
15-1/2 inches high x 11 inches wide (39.4 x 27.9 cm) (largest)
PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF DR. DOMINIC MAN-KIT LAM
Including the Following Titles:
The Art of Yang Shen-Sum, signed and dedicated by the artist
Selected Works of Ge Xinming, signed and dedicated by the artist
China from the Sketchbook of Chen Chi
Chinese Painting: The Last 100 Years
Selected Works of Jingling Artists, signed and dedicated by important Chinese bookseller Liu Zhenyi
Selected Paintings of Xu Xi, signed and dedicated by the artist
Imagery and Illusion: The Paintings of Dominic Man-Kit Lam
The Art of Lai Ming, signed and dedicated by the artist
Vison: The Paintings of Dominic Man-Kit Lam
Masterworks of Ming and Qing Painting from the Forbidden City
Dominic Man-Kit Lam Calligraphy and Paintings (1983-1985)
Challenging the Past: The Paintings of Chang Dai-chien
Sesin Jong, signed and dedicated by the artist
The Art of Wu Guanzhong
Shi Lu: A Retrospective
Select Chinese Painting in The National Palace Museum, Vol. VI, VII, VIII
Selected Works of Guan Shanyue
Treasures from the Shanghai Museum: 6,000 Years of Chinese Art
Note: the lot count includes mutiples of the same volume.
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: $4,000 - $6,000.
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