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Artist and father James Leong dies of heart complications at the age of 81

Artist and father James Leong dies of heart complications at the age of 81

By Constance Wong
Northwest Asian Weekly

“One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America" is a mural by James Leong on permanent display in the Chinese Historical Society of America's Wells Fargo Learning Center in San Francisco.

Award-winning artist James “Jim” Leong died on Thursday, April 21. He is perhaps most remembered for painting the first Chinese American historical mural in San Francisco. “One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America” is a 5 by 17.5-foot mural that is exhibited in the Chinese Historical Society of America building of San Francisco. However, Leong’s international career drove him toward many other realms within the art community. Read the full story

Posted in Obituaries, Vol 30 No 18 | 4/30-5/6Comments (1)

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