The Orient is Hong Kong - HK from Kowloon
The Orient is Hong Kong - HK from Kowloon (circa 1962)
Artist: Dong Kingman
Vintage Hong Kong poster by American Chinese painter Dong Kingman, illustrating a view across the harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui towards Central and the Peak. Issued by the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA), circa 1962.
Dong Kingman (1911-2000) was a Chinese American artist born in California but educated in Hong Kong. He is recognized as one of the leading watercolour masters and a pioneer of the California school of painting. Kingman was the recipient of nearly every major award for watercolours including two Guggenheim Fellowships (1942/1943), a Metropolitan Museum of Art Award (1975) and the American Watercolor Society's Dolphin Medal (1987). His work is represented in the permanent collections of 50 museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum and Museum of Modern Art.