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 Seong Moy  (1921 - )

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Lived/Active: New York / China      Known for: expressionist figure painting, graphics

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BIOGRAPHY for Seong Moy
1921 (Canton, China)
New York / China

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Biography from ACME Fine Art:

Saint Paul School of Minneapolis
Art Students League, studies with Vaclav Vytlacil
Hans Hofmann School, 1941-42

Fellowships, William Hayter’s Atelier 17, 1948-1950
Whitney Fellowship, 1950-51
Guggenheim Grant, 1955-56
Minneapolis Institute Annual Prize
Philadelphia Print Club Annual Prize
American Federation of the Arts Commission, 1965
Emily Lowe Award, Audubon Artists Annual, 1967
Society of American Graphic Artists Award, 1967

University of Minnesota, 1950
Indiana University, 1952-54
Smith College, 1954-55
Vassar College, 1955
Cooper Union
Pratt Graphic Center
Columbia University
Art Students League
City College of New York
Seong Moy School of Painting and Graphic Arts, Provincetown

American Painting, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1951
University of Illinois Biennials
Carnegie International, 1955
Whitney Museum Annual of Sculpture and Graphics, 1966-67
Hacker Gallery, 1951 (solo)
Esther Robles Gallery (solo)
Everston Museum, Syracuse, NY (solo)
Kyoto Yamada Gallery, Japan (solo)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brooklyn Museum
New York Public Library
Pennsylvania Academy
Library of Congress
Smithsonian Institution
Worcester Art Museum
Brooks Museum of Memphis
Indiana University
Baltimore Museum
University of Minnesota
Smith College
Whitney Museum of American Art
The Woodward Foundation

Biography from Butler Institute of American Art:
(from a gallery catalog published by Grand Central Moderns in 1967)

Song Moy was born in Canton, China in 1921, and came to the United States in 1931.  He studied painting first in the Saint Paul School of Minneapolis, with Cameron Booth, and then in New York, with Vaclav Vytlacyl and Hans Hoffmann in 1941 and 1942. During the war Moy served in the U.S. Air Force in the China-Burma field of operations (1943-1946) as aerial photographer.  The artist has a wide teaching experience. University of Minnesota, 1950; Indiana University 1952-1954; Smith College 1954-1955; Vassar College 1955.  At present Moy teaches at Cooper Union, Columbia University, Art Students League and conducts classes in painting and graphic arts in Provincetown during the summer.

1948-1950 Fellowships to William Hayter's ATELIER 17
1950-1951 John Hay Whitney Fellowship
1955-1956 Guggenheim Grant for color woodcut illlustrations of Li Po Poems
Prizes from Minneapolis Institute Annual
1st prize for etching from the Philadelphia Print Club Annual
1965 Commissioned by the American Federation of Arts for a color woodblock poster
1967 Emily Lowe Award Audubon Artists Annual
1967 Society of American Graphic Artists Award

American Painting 1951 at Metropolitan Museum;
University of Illinois biennials;
Carnegie International 1955;
Whitney Museum Annual of Sculpture and Graphics 1966-1967.

Exhibits (solo) : Hacker Gallery 1951; Over fifty solo shows through the years including Esther Robles Gallery; in Japan the Kyoto Yamada Gallery and in Syracuse the Everston Museum.

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum; New York Public Library; Pennsylvania Academy; Library of Congress; Smithsonian Institution; Worcester Museum; Brooks Museum of Memphis; Indiana University; Baltimore Museum; University of Minnesota; Smtih College; Whitney Museum; The Woodward Foundation.

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