Stunning Large Chinese Oil On Canvas By W S Chiang depicting Junk Boats on the River with the Villages on the hillside in the background
A junk is a type of ancient Chinese sailing ship that is still in use today. Junks were used as seagoing vessels as early as the 2nd century AD and developed rapidly during the Song dynasty (960–1279). They continued to evolve in the later dynasties, and were used throughout Asia for extensive ocean voyages.
W.S.Chiang was born in Shanghai in 1933. A graduate of the National Art Institute of China, he has gained acclaim for successfully blending the simplicity and delicacy of traditional Oriental painting with the use of shadow and light in Occidental art.
Since the 1970's his work has been collected in the United States as well as gaining recognition in his homeland
Measures approx 91.5 x 61 cm and is unframed and the canvas is wrapped around hardboard