Jove Wang

Jove Wang was born in China, as a child he apprenticed with master painter Gang Gu subsequently studying at Jilin School of Art for three years and graduating in 1982. In 1984 he was accepted into the most prestigious art institute of China, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now named the China Academy of Art) and graduated as an honor student in 1988. He received professional training from the Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts.

In 1990 Jove immigrated to the United States where he soon met with success, the beginning of a career that has garnered him national recognition. In 1992 he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Bishop Roger Mahony for the Archdiocese Catholic Center in Los Angeles, and the following year painted a second portrait of Mahony, who by then had been named Cardinal, for exhibition at his Titular Church in Rome. Jove has turned his focus to painting scenes of the indigenous cultures of China, based on numerous travels into the far reaches of that country.

Jove’s work has been featured at the following museums: Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena Historical Museum, Laguna Beach Art Museum, Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, Bowers Museum at Santa Ana and Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Interviews with Jove and reproductions of his paintings have appeared in various magazines including Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Workshop and American Artist.

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Old Boat


Portrait Study


Study Series I


Study Series II


Study Series III


The Farmer


Tibetan Boy With Red Scarf