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Biography

Jove Wang was born in 1962 in Jilin, north east China. At age of seven he began studying drawing and watercolor and acrylic with the renowned master artist, Guo Gang, who was trained in the 19th century Russian art tradition. From 1979 to 1982 Wang studied at the Jilin School of Art. From 1984 to 1988, he studied at the China Academy of Fine Arts, the most prestigious art institute of China and now named The China Academy of Art, where he also served as Chairman of the Student Body from 1986 to 1988. In addition, Wang received professional training from The Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts. In 1988, he graduated with honors from Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating, in 1989 Wang worked at the International Art Exposition in Beijing, China where he designed the Spanish Expo Building in time for the 1992 opening. In 1990 Jove Wang immigrated to the United States where he continued his career as artists, soon gaining national recognition.

Selected Exhibitions

Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Pasadena Historical Museum, Laguna Beach Art Museum, Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu. His work is in the permanent collections of the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, the Bakersfield Museum of Art, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and the Museum of Jilin, China

Professional Associations

Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club

Selected Press

Newspapers & Magazines: American Artist, Art of the West, American Art Collector, Southwest Art Books: Instinct and Feeling: Jove Wang's Oil Painting, 2003

Selected Achievements

2008
Gold Medal Award from the Japan Artist Association at Tokyo National Museum

2001
Best of Show and the Artists’ Choice Award at the Carmel Art Festival

1998
First Place in the figure category in the CAC 89th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

1997
Best of Show at the CAC 88th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

Press and Publications

American Legacy Fine Arts presents Jove Wang in Art of the West Magazine, November/December 2018 Issue.

Jove Wang Featured in Art of the West Magazine November/December 2018 Issue

As an accomplished artist with more than 30 years under his belt, Jove Wang has a theory that presides over his art. Roughly translated, it’s to know what you’re doing …

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American Legacy Fine Arts presents Jove Wang And Mian Situ in Art of the West Magazine, March/April 2015.

Mian Situ and Jove Wang Featured in Art of the West, March April 2015

The William Rolland Gallery of  Fine Art at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California, is hosting an exciting exhibition of paintings and drawings by seven contemporary Chinese figurative artists …

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Mian Situ and Jove Wang in Plein Air Magazine March 2013 issue

Two of the master artists at the Plein Air Convention & Expo will demonstrate the varied styles of painting employed by highly trained Chinese artists who immigrated to America in …

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Jove Wang Featured in Plein Air Magazine Summer 2011 Issue

Jove Wang Featured in Plein Air Magazine Summer 2011 Issue

We all have our favorite places in the world, but can artists show them to us in new ways? During a recent painting trip to Europe, Jove Wang challenged himself …

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Jove Wang Featured in Pasadena Star News February 25, 2011

Jove Wang Featured in Pasadena Star News February 25, 2011

Jove Wang Featured in Pasadena Star News February 25, 2011

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Jove Wang in Pasadena Scene Magazine February 2011 Issue

The delight is in the details in Jove Wang’s paintings. For example, compare two at his plein airs from his travels in Italy: “Morning in Venice” shows a boat moored …

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Jove Wang Featured in American Artist Magazine January 2011

Jove Wang believes that life experience fuels the creative process and influences an artist’s vision more than any other factor. Raised in China—where he trained at the Jilin School of …

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American Art Collector April 2009

Jove Wang in American Art Collector Magazine April 2009 Issue

April 2009: California Art Club's 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

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Jove Wang Featured in Art of the West Magazine Summer 2008

Jove Wang Featured in Art of the West Magazine Summer 2008

Summer 2008: The kind of beauty brought on by living that takes a particular artistic vision to see and impart with the sensitivity, style, and grace that is Wang's trademark.

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Jove Wang Featured in American Artist Workshop Summer 2007 Issue

Jove Wang Featured in American Artist Workshop Summer 2007 Issue

Summer 2007: Wang is an animated workshop instructor who is passionate about teaching and leads his classes with great earnestness and energy.

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Jove Wang Featured in American Art Collector Magazine

Jove Wang Featured in American Art Collector Magazine

October 2006: Collectors find beauty and serenity in Jove Wang's expressionist portraits of rural Chinese scenes.

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Jove Wang Featured in Southwest Art Magazine October 2002 Issue

Jove Wang Featured in Southwest Art Magazine October 2002 Issue

October 2002: Jove Wang uses portraits, street scenes, and landscapes to share his passion for life.

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