American Airlines - San Francisco
American Airlines - San Francisco (1972)
Dong Kingman (1912-2000)
A prototypical Kingman scene with hints towards his Chinese origin in the kites flying and the conical hats on several of the bystanders. This is the smaller quarter sheet format of this poster.
Dong Kingman (1911-2000) was a Chinese American artist born in California but educated in Hong Kong. He is recognized as one of the leading watercolour masters and a pioneer of the California school of painting. Kingman was the recipient of nearly every major award for watercolours including two Guggenheim Fellowships (1942/1943), a Metropolitan Museum of Art Award (1975) and the American Watercolor Society's Dolphin Medal (1987). His work is represented in the permanent collections of 50 museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum and Museum of Modern Art.