THE CHEN MAO MUSEUM
Mao was born in 1942 in Mainland China. He began to
study the art of water color painting at the age of ten.
From 1956 to 1961 he concentrated on the different techniques of
oil painting under the tutelage of Mr. Chu Yen Lo, one of
Mainland China's most promising artists. In 1961 he moved to Peking for further study.
Then in 1962, Mr.
Chen (see Note below)
moved to Hong Kong and established himself as an artist
excelling in the application of horse hair and heavily
textured oil with palate knife techniques. Chen Mao believed
in supplying color, texture and sublime images to his
canvases but wishes the viewer to use his own experience and
imagination to fix the mood and content of his paintings.
Chen Mao maintained his own gallery in Hong Kong and
would personally exhibit his work in public. Ironically,
he is probably better known in the United States, Europe and
Australia where much of his work was sold, other than in his home
city of Hong Kong. As of today we are unsure of his location
or life status.
Note: The red icon (on the left) is Chen
Mao's first name "Mao" in Chinese. He also used this as his signature. This
is the traditional Chinese signature.