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b. Kuala Lumpur, 1955

Artist Biography

Richard Wong embarked on his artistic journey by studying Western Art at the Kuala Lumpur College of Arts, Malaysia Fine Arts Department, from 1975 to 1978. In the year 2000, he furthered his expertise at the Internationale Cite des Arts, Paris (ICDA), immersing himself in the study of oil paintings, particularly focusing on French modern art. Wong's artistic expression is now centered around abstract painting.

Presently, Richard Wong holds several prestigious positions in the art community. He serves as the Chairman of the Asia International Artists Alliance (AIAA), the Chairman of the Malaysian Modern & Contemporary Art Academy (MCAA), and the President of the Contemporary Malaysian Watercolorists Association (CMWA). Additionally, he acts as an Advisor for the Korea International Art Exchange Association, President of the Malaysia Division of the World Calligrapher - Painter Organization of Canada and holds a committee membership with the Japan Modern Fine Arts Association (JMFAA). He has been honored with numerous awards, including the Highest Honour Foreign Minister’s Award at the 36th NICHIGENTEN Art Exhibition, Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, Osaka, Japan, in 2017. In 2016, he received the Contribution Award at the Malaysian International Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, as well as the Gold Medal Award at the Beijing International Art Exhibition, China (Asia Pacific) in 2010.

Abstract Wavy Object

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