Hon Chi-Fun

Early Landscapes on Board 板上風景

Edited by Tina Yee-wan Pang, Anita Wong Yin-fong and Michelle Lau Ka-yu 彭綺雲、黃燕芳、劉家瑜 編

ISBN : 978-988-19022-3-8

Film, Media, Fine Arts Distributed for HKU Museum and Art Gallery 香港大學美術博物館

March 2013

96 pages, 6.875″ x 9.875″, color illustrations throughout

  • HK$80.00



The University Museum and Art Gallery of HKU presents an exhibition featuring early paintings by the pioneering Hong Kong artist, Hon Chi-fun (b. 1922). The focus of this exhibition is a group of oil paintings dating to the late 1950s that the museum acquired in 1998. The book is the catalogue of this exhibition.

Best known for his work as an abstract artist in acrylic and mixed media, this exhibition looks at the foundations of his later abstract practice through his early landscapes executed in oil on board, and a selection of calligraphic works and ink stones. Hon has a unique calligraphic style, and a deeply poetic sensibility. When shown together, his early oil paintings and calligraphy reveal the roots of Hon’s practice to lie in the classical traditions of western oils, and Chinese ink and brush.