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A Conversation with Painter, Victor Wang - Craft Talks at St. Louis University

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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.


In each episode, our host, Edward Ibur, interviews writers, artists, educators and other visionaries to explore their creative processes and world perspectives. We peer inside the minds of creators and teachers who share their thoughts, opinions and beliefs with the world in captivating formats. Interviewees including rising star poet Monika Sok, Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 mixed-media artist Kahlil Irving, internationally renowned painter Victor Wang, award-winning journalist Jeannette Batz Cooperman and others, who share intimate details about their work process and sources of inspiration.

They also offer advice for listeners who are budding or established artists and/or educators themselves. The Craft Talks series is a part of the programming for the St. Louis Literary Award, sponsored by the St. Louis University Libraries. Join us as we get to know the stories behind these compelling creators. Craft Talks is also available as a podcast on all streaming services where you get podcasts.


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