John Wang

Office:
451
Address: Rome Hall
Phone: 202-994-2003
Email:
wangjo@gwu.edu

John Shun-Chieh Wang was born into a scholarly family in Taiwan in 1947.  His father Wang Jing-yang (1905-1959), a master calligrapher and painter, began teaching him calligraphy at the age of six. By twelve, Wang’s calligraphy started to receive awards. At twenty-one, he began training as a seal carver. While calligraphy and seal carving were always his preoccupation, Wang studied Earth Sciences at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei and Japanese language at Takushoku University in Tokyo. In 1980 Wang settled in the Washington D.C. area where he is recognized as a master calligrapher and seal carver; Wang has been teaching Chinese Culture and Calligraphy for more than 30 years since then.

Wang’s work, at once deeply rooted in tradition and rich with personal interpretation, has garnered accolades in exhibitions in China, Japan, France, South Korea, Thailand and many US states. In 2010, he was awarded The Sixteenth Global Chinese Culture & Arts Award for his contribution in promoting Chinese Calligraphy arts.

At present Wang works as consultant for Chinese Department at Smithsonian and Library of Congress; besides George Washington University, Wang also teaches Calligraphy for Smithsonian Associate and several private groups. 

For more information, download his full CV.