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Artist of the moment…..Luis Chan

Luis Chan was born in Panama in 1905. Chan and his family relocated to Hong Kong when the artist was five years old. Chan was self taught as an artist and was heavily involved in the arts of the area in the 1920s. His style was more western than many of his peers, so his niche was doing the local landscape of Hong Kong, but in a style closer to western art, but still maintaining its Eastern charm and design.

Chan worked in many mediums over his life, collage, watercolors, oils, ink, and acrylics.

He is most associated with fantasy and realism, but for brief period of time did abstract works that were sprayed on the canvas.

Came onto the international scene with his paintings of Hong Kong and the region in the 1970s.

Considered by many to be the best modern artist of Hong Kong in the 20th century.

price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $65,000.

Luis Chan was still residing in Hong Kong when he passed away in 1995 at the age of 90 years of age.