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Dong Kingman

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Visual Arts +1 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection focuses on Dong Kingman (1911-2000), an American watercolorist best known for his urban and landscape paintings, magazine covers, and scenery work for multiple films. Dong Kingman was born in Oakland, California, to Chinese immigrants and moved to Hong Kong when he was a child. There, he studied both Asian and European painting techniques before returning to the United States during the Great Depression. Artwork in this collection includes works created for the Works Progress Administration, the NASA Art Program, and Time magazine. Also included is a short documentary, directed by two-time Academy Award winner James Wong Howe, and Dong Kingman's obituary from the New York Times.

This collection is not comprehensive but rather provides a launching point for research and study. 

This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Keywords: chinese american, china

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Station Platform

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Hong Kong

National Portrait Gallery

Hong Kong

National Portrait Gallery

Nut Street Station

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coastline, California

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Land's End

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Landscape H

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bridge over River

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Southern Pacific Depot in the Morning

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Higher, Faster, and Farther

National Air and Space Museum

Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper

National Air and Space Museum

Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper

National Air and Space Museum

Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper

National Air and Space Museum

Interior Entrance of the Saturn Blockhouse

National Air and Space Museum

Inside Saturn Blockhouse

National Air and Space Museum

Dong Kingman

National Portrait Gallery

James Wong Howe

National Portrait Gallery