Chinese Calligraphy “Righteous Men"
13.5 in X 54 in
Richard Wong was born in Zhong Shan, China in 1940. He showed great interest in calligraphy at an early age, and came in first in his primary school Chinese calligraphy competition. Since high school, his calligraphy teacher, Mr. Yeung took Richard under his wing and taught him the four style of calligraphy. In 1973, Richard emigrated from Peru to Vancouver and continued studying under Master calligraphers Lai and Lau.
Richard is known as the “Charitable Calligrapher” for his participation in various charitable events. He has continuously raised funds for the Chinese Cultural Centre, SUCCESS, as well as a number of Chinese community enter and hospitals in Greater Vancouver. Communities and schools in china also benefited from his charitable activities. Several years ago, Richard raised funds for the snowstorm and earthquake victims in Guizhou and Sichuan, China. Im May 2004, Richard was invited to Victoria to demonstrate at the “Celebration of Traditions’ Contribution to Canada” exhibition, organized by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
In 2007, he won the outstanding award in the World Competition in Calligraphy Art. His work piece was displayed at the Beijing Museum of Art, and are sought after by collectors. In 2008 & 2009, Richard had consecutively took the first place in the 14th & 15th Chinese Artists Association Annual Exhibition, Calligraphy category. In 2012, Richard and Master Lau both enrolled into the “sino-British Cultural and Arts Exhibition” in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relationship between U.K & China. Both of their calligraphy work were picked as the Gold medalist and brought to London for exhibition.