Laguna Plein Air Signature Artist Member Jove Wang
Jove Wang was born in China. As a youth, at age seven he apprenticed with the master painter Gang Gu, subsequently studying at Jilin School of Art for three years and graduating in 1982. In 1984 he was accepted into the most prestigious art institute of China, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now named the China Academy of Art) and graduated as an honor student in 1988. He also received professional training from the Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1990 Jove immigrated to the United States where he soon met with success, the beginning of a career that has garnered him national recognition and awards. In addition, paintings by Jove Wang are in the permanent collections of several important California art collections including those of the Bowers Museum, the Bakersfield Museum of Art and the art collection of Mission San Juan Capistrano, as well as in the art collection of the Museum of Jilin, China.
Jove Wang also maintains a busy schedule teaching art classes and workshops to a wide circle of students eager to learn from a master artist. He has been invited to teach oil painting workshops at various art schools and galleries including the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition, he has been invited to give demonstrations and lectures at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena and at the Autry Museum. Jove Wang is also a guest professor at several academies of fine art in China.