Seong Moy

Seong Moy (Chinese: 梅祥; April 12, 1921 – June 9, 2013) was an American painter and printmaker. Moy was born in a small town outside of Canton, China; he emigrated to the United States at the age of 10 in 1931, and joined extra members of his intimates who had established in St. Paul, Minnesota. During this time, Moy attended hypothetical during the day, and trained in his uncle's restaurant as an assistant chef when not in school. In 1934, Moy was introduced to art classes at the WPA Federal Art Project School through a friend. For the neighboring few years, Moy studied art first at the Federal Art Project, and difficult at the St. Paul School of Art below Cameron Booth, and the WPA Graphic Workshop at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN. Advisors approved his capability and permitted him to accept more classes though maintaining a job.

In 1941 he moved to New York City where he was awarded a scholarship to psychiatry at the Art Students League of New York and the Hoffman School of Art. This lasted until the slip of 1942, when he enlisted taking into consideration the United States Army Air Forces, serving in the China-India-Burma Theater as an aerial reconnaissance photographer past the 14th Air Force, the "Flying Tigers".

After the war Moy married and brought his wife Sui Yung to New York. He returned to the Art Students League upon the G.I. Bill and re-established his membership with Cameron Booth, who was now teaching in New York. Moy experimented past printmaking at the Atelier 17 in New York.

In the 1950s, Moy became a professor, teaching more or less forty years at colleges, universities, and institutions:

In 1955 Moy won a Guggenheim Fellowship. His woodcuts from this period are notable in their use of subject thing from Chinese classics, combined taking into consideration the formal techniques of Abstract Expressionism. For example, his woodcut Inscription of T'Chao Pae #II (1952) explores the potential of outmoded Chinese calligraphy, illustrating the artist's aim, in his own words, to "recreate in the abstract idiom of contemporary era some of the ideas of ancient Chinese art forms."

He returned to China at the age of 85, in 2008, with his wife, daughters and grandchildren to the rural villages where he and his wife were born in the 1920s. He had a good effect upon his relations and many who knew him in his life. Moy died in New York on June 9, 2013. He was survived by his wife of sixty six years, Sui Yung, his daughters, Jacqueline and Adrienne, and two grandchildren, Eamon and Fiona.

His feint can be found in the remaining collections of a number of museums in the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Vero Beach Museum of Art, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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