A Conversation with Painter, Victor Wang - Craft Talks at St. Louis University
Victor Wang grew up in Northern China. Shortly after being sent to a Maoist “agricultural reeducation camp” for more than two years, he returned to Chinese society graduating with a BFA from The Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, one of three top art institutes in China. After graduation, Mr. Wang taught there for four and a half years and was sent to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana as a visiting scholar. He earned his MFA at Fontbonne University. Mr. Wang has exhibited widely across the country as well as internationally, and has won various awards for excellence, including awards for both painting and art instruction. He is also the author of two books, Memoir of a Sunflower and Three Major Techniques of Oil Painting. Victor Wang currently lives in St. Louis, where he teaches painting, drawing and graduate critique classes as a full professor at Fontbonne University.