William Shih-Chieh Hung (William S. Hung), born in Jieyang, Guangdong China in 1928, is famous for his oil painting internationally. In 1980, he immigrated to the United States with his wife Susie Hsueh-Ping Hung, and is presently settled in the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area. His descendants have also immigrated and settled down in the same area.
Devoting to art since 1950, Mr. Hung is worldly acclaimed for his portraits and nudes. Mr. Hung has profound knowledge on Western art forms, and continues to retain the refinements of Chinese traditions, his artistic representations of nudes' youthfulness and vibrancy reveal exquisite grace and high spirituality.
Mr. Hung's artworks have been published internationally. He has also published the following two publications recently.
"William Shih-Chieh Hung, Oil Paintings" - published by People's Fine Arts Publishing House, Beijing, China
"Back to Motherland - Commemorative Book" - published by China Gallery Publishing Limited, Hong Kong
William S. Hung's works display a profound knowledge of the traditions and techniques of both East and West.
In harmony of composition and precision of execution, they reflect the restraint and refinement of the Chinese tradition. In the use of gauzy layers of color to build images from flakes of light, he recalls the 19th century French artists, while his subjects are often reminiscent of classical sources. Extraordinarily gifted and thoroughly schooled, he produces exquisitely sensitive, intellectually provocative, and delicately rendered portraits and nudes."