Born in Li-yang Kiang-su, China, Pang attended the Soo-Chow Academy where he won “Best Portrait Painter.” He studied the classical technique of oil painting but was determined to further cultivate his skills. He went on to study in the studios of Yee-Bon in Hong Kong and Jean de Botton in Paris. Pang’s first one-man show was sponsored by the U. S. State Department and held in the U.S. Cultural Center in Hong Kong. From 1958-62, he was an active committee member of the Hong Kong Art Club where he taught and was on the jury. In 1966, he entered the United States, residing in Florida. Pang has traveled extensively throughout most countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, the West Indies, and Mexico. Favorite subjects include landscapes, still lifes, seascapes and harbor scenes, as well as figures in indoor and outdoor settings. The artist employs a palette of soft, harmonious colors.
“Pang” is the artist’s surname which, in Chinese culture, is commonly used first. His work is found on universal databases under the variations Jen Pang, Jen Peng, or Pong Zhen. The artist has participated in numerous exhibitions around the world, including more than forty one-man shows. Pang’s work is included in numerous collections across the United States, Europe, and Australia.
Corcoran Gallery, Hirshhorn Collection, Washington, D.C.
Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, FL
Dow Chemical Company, MI
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Genner & Smith, Inc., Hong Kong
AT&T Olga Hirshhorn Collection, Naples, FL
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL
Florida Atlantic University, FL
Bechtel Company, CA
Sir Black, Governor of Hong Kong
Datu Donald Stevens, Prime Minister of Saba, Malaysia