Join us as the multi-talented Dr. Kan Tai-keung shares the insights behind his impressive body of work, from design to ink paintings. He will also share about his study with Lui Shou-kwan, and about his unique collection of Chinese rulers. He has published several books, join us and get your copies signed. The talk will be conducted in Cantonese.
靳埭強 Dr. KAN TAI-KEUNG
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
6:30 - 8:00 pm
TheBookshop, G/F., Hong Kong Museum of Art
10 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
靳埭強 博士 SBS. BBS. AGI
Born in 1942 in Pangyu, Guangzhou, Kan Tai-keung has resided in Hong Kong since 1957. He first studied sketching and watercolour painting with his Uncle May Tin in 1964, and in 1967, Kan took up the Applied Design Course taught by Wucius Wong and started his career as a designer since then. In the same year, Kan started to study Chinese Ink Painting with Lui Shou-kwan. As a world-renowned designer and artist, Kan started his design career since 1967 and earned numerous awards including the "Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award" in 1979 and the "Urban Council Grand Award (Design)" in 1984. Kan is the first Chinese enlisted in 1995 “Who's Who in Graphic Design” international reference book of Switzerland. He was awarded the Honour of Bronze Bauhinia Star and the Honour of Silver Bauhinia Star in 1999 and 2010 respectively. In 2016, Kan was awarded the "HKDA Lifetime Honorary Award" by Hong Kong Designers Association. Kan actively participates in art and design education and promotion of professionalism. He is now the Honorary Dean of the Cheung Kong School of Art and Design, Shantou University, the fellow member of Hong Kong Designers Association, member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, the advisor of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department and the Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Museum of Art.
Limited space; first come, first served.