John Kwok: Line and Color

Untitled, Guoache on paper board, 30″ x 40″, 1970s

November 13, 2004 – May 1, 2005

This exhibition featured artwork by local artist John Kwok (1920-1983), an important figure in Los Angeles’ art scene and the Chinese American community since the 1940s. As a member of the National Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Society and American Watercolor Society, his art was a fixture in regional and national shows from 1947 to 1982.

Kwok’s artistic achievements and the large body of work that he leaves behind represent his commitment to making art and his contribution to Chinese American history. Among the fifty works featured in this exhibition are six award-winning pieces, as well as works from Kwok’s personal collection that were on public display for the first time.