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Chinese painting of bamboo by Diana Kan
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Chinese painting of bamboo

Frame: 23.5" x 11.5"
Painting: 18.5" x 6 3/4".This work is signed Diana Kan lower left.

Diana Kan
(From Andreiart.com) Born in Hong Kong in 1926 to a prominent family, Diana Kan learned the art of calligraphy and painting from her father, Kan Kam-shek, a distinguished calligrapher, and later became a pupil and disciple of Zhang Daqian, a renowned art master. She was 9 years old when she had her first solo exhibit at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Shanghai.Diana Kan came to New York in 1949 where she attended the Art Students League and studied with Rooet Johnson, Robert B. Hale and Victor Perard. The following year she went to Paris to attend the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere where she studied with Paul Lavelle.She married Paul Schwartz, a sales executive in New York in 1952. Their son, Sing-Si Schwartz, was born in 1954 in New York. He became a well-known photographer with a studio in the National Arts Club. Paul Schwartz died in 1988, and Sing-Si died in 2005.In 1964 Diana Kan began writing art reviews for The Villager. Her paintings were shown in galleries in New York and London, and prominent collectors acquired her work, including Joan Whitney Payson, Sir Winston Churchill and Princess Margaret of England.“I know that she had dinner with Winston and Clementine Churchill in No. 10 Downing St. on May 11, 1949,” said her nephew Lee. In 1991, Kan, Sing-Si and her foster daughter, Ingrid Arneberg, a painter, showed their work together at the Evansville Museum in Evansville, Ind.She was a member of the Salmagundi Club and lectured at the National Academy of Design in New York and Birmingham Southern College in Alabama.
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Chinese painting of bamboo by Diana Kan

Estimate $200 - $300
May 16, 2021
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0168: Chinese painting of bamboo by Diana Kan

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Est. $200 - $300Starting Price $100
May 16. New York Estate items and jewelry
May 16, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0168 Details

Description
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Chinese painting of bamboo

Frame: 23.5" x 11.5"
Painting: 18.5" x 6 3/4".This work is signed Diana Kan lower left.

Diana Kan
(From Andreiart.com) Born in Hong Kong in 1926 to a prominent family, Diana Kan learned the art of calligraphy and painting from her father, Kan Kam-shek, a distinguished calligrapher, and later became a pupil and disciple of Zhang Daqian, a renowned art master. She was 9 years old when she had her first solo exhibit at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Shanghai.Diana Kan came to New York in 1949 where she attended the Art Students League and studied with Rooet Johnson, Robert B. Hale and Victor Perard. The following year she went to Paris to attend the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere where she studied with Paul Lavelle.She married Paul Schwartz, a sales executive in New York in 1952. Their son, Sing-Si Schwartz, was born in 1954 in New York. He became a well-known photographer with a studio in the National Arts Club. Paul Schwartz died in 1988, and Sing-Si died in 2005.In 1964 Diana Kan began writing art reviews for The Villager. Her paintings were shown in galleries in New York and London, and prominent collectors acquired her work, including Joan Whitney Payson, Sir Winston Churchill and Princess Margaret of England.“I know that she had dinner with Winston and Clementine Churchill in No. 10 Downing St. on May 11, 1949,” said her nephew Lee. In 1991, Kan, Sing-Si and her foster daughter, Ingrid Arneberg, a painter, showed their work together at the Evansville Museum in Evansville, Ind.She was a member of the Salmagundi Club and lectured at the National Academy of Design in New York and Birmingham Southern College in Alabama.
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Good condition overall

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