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Seong Moy Portrait

Seong Moy

Born:
Canton, China 1921

Active in:

  • New York, New York

Photo Caption:
Seong Moy, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0001915

Biography

A painter and graphic artist, Seong Moy was born in Canton, China, and came to the United States in 1931. He studied painting at the Saint Paul School of Minneapolis and then went to New York, where he studied with Vaclav Vytlacil and Hans Hofmann in 1941 and 1942. His paintings have been included in national and international group exhibitions, beginning with the Metropolitan Museum of Art show American Painting 1950. As a printmaker, he received a fellowship to Stanley William Hayter's Atelier 17 in 1948 and was awarded a Guggenheim grant in 1955 for his color woodcut illustrations of the poems of Li Po (Chinese, 8th century). His prints have been widely exhibited and reproduced in magazines. Moy has taught at many colleges and universities, and also headed the Seong Moy School of Painting and Graphics in Provincetown, Massachusetts, during the summer.

National Museum of American Art (CD-ROM) (New York and Washington D.C.: MacMillan Digital in cooperation with the National Museum of American Art, 1996)