Kam Cheong Ling (1911-1991) was one of the first artists to take on western style painting in Macau. For over 30 years (1950 to 1980) he painted the city and its people. His work includes watercolor and charcoaled and penciled drawings used to sketch his paintings before he painted them on canvas. But what makes Kam's work an important legacy is the fact that it shows a strong western influence. This influence comes from the days he was a student of master Choi Veng Cheng, who is considered to be the founder of Chinese watercolor painting. In Kam's work, influences of George Chinnery and George Smirnoff can also be recognized, as these two western artists also painted Macau.
Born in Xinhui, in the Guangdong province, Kam arrived from Hong Kong to Macau during 1954 and, although a reserved person, he would have a significant influence amongst the artistic circles of Macau, both through Macau's Yu Un Association of Chinese Painters and Calligraphists, of which he was a founding member, and in the creation of Macau's Fine Arts Academy, where he taught watercolor painting from the 50's until the 70's.
Neste post destaque para um conjunto de desenhos feitos na década de 1960
Kam Cheong Ling, falecido em 1991, era natural de Hong Kong, tendo chegado a Macau em 1954, onde viria a ser um dos fundadores da Academia de Belas-Artes. O pintor integrou também a Associação Yu Un dos Calígrafos e Pintores Chineses de Macau e a Associação de Belas-Artes de Macau, tendo participado em diversas exposições organizadas por estas associações. Fortemente influenciado pelo estilo ocidental pintou o território ao longo de mais de 30 décadas e deixou inúmeros discípulos. Entre as obras que deixou destacam-se as aguarelas. Neste post apresento um conjunto de esboços feito na década de 1960. Era a partir deles que CHeon Ling fazia depois as suas pinturas.