American Sculptor, Painter
Willy Wang graduated from
the sculpture department of the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts
in 1962 and later immigrated to the
His style of sculpting largely reflects naturalism and realism.
Wang’s talent resides in his ability to capture the innate
quality and essence of his human subjects. He recreates life with
striking accuracy, lucidity, intensity, depth and dimension.
A listing of his works includes a marble sculpture of Madame
Sun-yat-sen at China’s Fine Arts Museum in Beijing; a replica of
this at Wellesley College, MA for her alma mater; a marble sculpture
of Dr. Sun-yat-sen at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.;
a bronze cast of George Brown in the George R. Brown Convention
Center in Houston; a bronze bust of Cary Grant in Beverly Hills; a
full-sized bronze statue of A. Kaprieliam at the University of
Southern California in Los Angeles; a bronze statue of William P.
Hobby at the Texas State Capital; “Jesus Healing“ for the
Methodist Hospital, Houston; four bas-relief bronzes of former
president George H. W. Bush installed in the downtown civic park for
the Greater Houston Community Foundation; a bronze bust of
mathematician Mr.Shiing Shen Chern in Tenjing, China and now he
completes the Confucius statue in Houston.
Several of his contemporary pieces such as “Embrace” and
“Dance of the
East” reside in private collections and
huge marble sculpture “Thinking” in the
. These works though more abstractly construed, still exhibit the same
exquisite technique, rich and harmonious expression of Wang’s
Wang uses a wide range of art forms to convey his inner feelings
and genuine passions. His
sketches, oil paintings, murals, posters and caricatures all
demonstrate his compelling talent for capturing human life, mastering
a craftsmanship, and brilliantly executing his vision through art.
Some of these works include the “Great Evans Mural” in
(60’ x 16’), oil painting of Bishop Clinton S. Quin in St.
, and Bishop Don A. Wimberly in The University of South, Sewanee, TN.
etc. and a published collection of his exceedingly popular caricatures
of movie stars.
Aside from being an actively
commissioned artist, Wang also devotedly teaches art at the Willy Wang
Workshop. His students
come from various backgrounds and professions and often show
significant progress after attending his workshops over a few years.
Wang is a member of the
Chinese Artists’ Society and the National Sculpture Society of
America. Several of his
pieces appear in
and in public exhibitions across the
, Europe, Asia and