Allen Q. Wong: Man of LettersApril 4, 2019 - June 23, 2019 In fifteen original compositions of English letters and Chinese characters formed in pen and brush work, Man of Letters traces the career of acclaimed Oregon modern calligrapher, Allen Wong. The youngest son of Wong On, poet and founder of Hung Far Low, Allen grew up on NW 4th Avenue in the Wong Family Building in Portland Chinatown.
Allen Wong spent 19 years as a graphic designer in New York City before returning to Oregon to start the Graphic Arts program at Oregon State University. Influenced by Lloyd Reynold’s modern calligraphy movement, Wong developed his own style of abstract impressionist Chinese calligraphy. His work has been exhibited in both the United States and Europe.
This exhibition is part of a series celebrating the work of noted Portland Chinatown artists.