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After Rain

Dong Kingman

American Art

The lively animation of Dong Kingman’s watercolors derives in part from his training in classical Chinese painting and calligraphy. Kingman was born in Oakland, California, to Chinese immigrants but was raised in Hong Kong, where he studied Asian and Western painting techniques. Returning to the United States during the Depression, he worked with a Works Progress Administration art program and gained wider exposure for his art, which tended to be scenic in subject.
MEDIUM Watercolor on cream, thick, slightly textured wove paper
DATES 1945
DIMENSIONS 22 5/8 x 15 1/2 in. (57.5 x 39.4 cm) Frame: 29 7/8 x 23 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (75.9 x 60.6 x 3.8 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "Kingman 45"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Liberman
RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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CAPTION Dong Kingman (American 1911-2000). After Rain, 1945. Watercolor on cream, thick, slightly textured wove paper, 22 5/8 x 15 1/2 in. (57.5 x 39.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Liberman, 1992.172. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.172_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1992.172_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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