Cao Yong’s paintings at Forest Lawn Museum represent journeys around the world – California News

Cao Yong’s paintings at Forest Lawn Museum represent journeys around the world – California News













When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through Dec. 14.

Where: Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn – Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale.

Admission: Free.

Information: 800-204-3131. www.forestlawn.com.

Cao Yong’s paintings range from Tibetan monks in dark, mysterious scenes, the bright vistas of Catalina Island and even surreal, almost abstract images.

The story behind his work is just as interesting.

Comfortably settled in La Habra Heights, Yong was once a man without a nation, or to put it differently, he was a man of many nations who lived in 18 different countries in just over three decades.

An exhibit with the range of his work, “Art Without Boundaries by Cao Yong: Citizen of the World,” is on display at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale through Dec. 14.

“Over 30 years, Cao Yong has made art that reveals his pursuit of beauty, humanity and compassion and his desire to share those findings and feelings with viewers,” said Ana Pescador, Forest Lawn Museum Director and curator of “Art Without Boundaries by Cao Yong: Citizen of the World.” “This first time retrospective and exhibition of Master Yong’s original oil paintings fulfills our mission to highlight subjects and installations that resonate with contemporary society as well as focus on art that introduces aspects of history, culture and religion for our visitors.”

Yong was always artistic

Born in China, Yong worked carrying baskets full of gravel at a construction site at age 5, but he was also artistic and enjoyed drawing. At age 11, his talent was recognized and he studied with artist Yu Ren. He went on…

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