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Han Jong Lee  Waterhouse Gallery

Night Color on Taylor Street
24 x 24 Oil $2800

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Han Jong Lee

Han Jong Lee (Han) has spent all his life in a city.
He was born and grew up in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea and has had a fascination with drawing since childhood.

Upon graduation from Kang Nam University with a degree of B.F.A,
he worked on a career in advertising, working as a Graphic Designer. Since then, he has chosen to experience the variety life has to offer and moved to the US for studies in New Media at the Academy of Art University from 2001 to 2004. 

He then went to New Zealand in 2005 and had success with being
the owner of two restaurants while also being the chef until 2013.

Then when his life journey gave him the courage to once again live
the life of a painter, which is what he has really wanted.
He packed and left New Zealand and returned to San Francisco in 2014.
He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Academy of Art University in 2015 and lives in San Francisco.

He works with an interest in the urban community of light and atmosphere, which take on heightened effect in his paintings of San Francisco and other cities. Cities have many different shapes, colors, moods, and atmospheres as time flows and weather changes, and Han wishes to capture this flux.
Furthermore, through his paintings Han strives to express the city’s emotional diversity and the beauty of harmony. With his unique experience and perspective he paints scenes that speak to him in some way—particularly in terms of their emotional resonance.
By doing this, he wants to communicate with the world about relationships with other people, and nature.

Han's awards include:-
'Best of Show' and Franklin Mint Awards at the American Society of Aviation Artist exhibitions in 1992-93.
First Place in the Artist's Magazine's Annual Competition - Landscape(2016). First Place in PleinAir Salon Magazine International Competition - Nocturne(January/February 2015). Second Place in the Artist's Magazine's Annual Competition - Landscape(2015)

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