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Quang Ho, 1963 | Impressionist Figurative painter



Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter


Quang Ho, Vietnamese-born American painter, was born in Hue, Vietnam. He immigrated to the United States in 1975 and is now a U.S. Citizen. His artistic interest began at the early age of three and continued through his schooling and led him to an exciting and successful painting career.
Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

In 1980, at the age of 16, Quang held his first one-man-show at Tomorrows Masters Gallery in Denver Colorado. The exhibit was a smashing success for the high school sophomore. In 1982, Quang's mother was killed in a tragic auto accident, leaving him the responsibility of raising four younger brothers and a six year old sister.
That same year, Quang attended the Colorado Institute of Art on a National Scholastics Art Awards Scholarship. At CIA Quang studied painting under Rene Bruhin, whom Quang credits with developing the foundation for his artistic understanding. Ho graduated from CIA in 1985 with Best Portfolio Award for the graduating class. An art dealer, Mikkel Saks, discovered his talent and promoted him in his gallery, which led to much success.
He also teaches at the Denver Art Students League. He plays golf and reads philosophy and religion extensively. He is a great admirer of Andrew Wyeth. Ho’s clients include Adolph Coors Company; Upjohn, Safeway, Colorado Symphony, Chicago Symphony... Ho's illustration works have been featured in the Illustrators Annual and exhibited at the Museum of American Illustrations; and the Communication Arts Illustrations Annual during those years.
Working mostly in oils and occasionally watercolor and pastels, Ho's subject matter ranges from still-life, landscapes, interiors, and dancers, to figuratives. "Subject matter is not really important to me. I can find visual excitement all around me as well as on the canvas - from a knot on a tree, graceful limp of a flower wilting, to a juxtaposition of a few simple shapes and colors...inspirations are inexhaustible".
Artist's Statement
"Realism and abstract-it's all the same to me. The real essence of painting is the dialogue between shapes, tones, colors, textures, edges, and line. Everything else follows-including light, form, concepts personal beliefs and inspirations. For me, painting is a marriage between the mastery of those 'basic visual elements'; the discoveries and understanding of visual statements [the search for what is true on a personal level artistically]; and the trust in ones own wordless intuition and inspiration. Understanding gives rise to higher understanding. Working this way allows me to open the door to new ideas and inspirations. One day I may be interested in a color statement, and the next may be a relationship of simple shapes, and the next an extremely complex arrangement of texture and edges...With every painting there is a singular visual thought to be completed" -Quang Ho.

Awards and Publications
  • 2000 Best of Show Award, Colorado Governor's Invitational;
  • 2001 - October Southwest Art, Featured artist;
  • 2001 - May Southwest Art "30 Stars of 30 Years";
  • 2001 - April Art of the West "Oil Painters of America Show" by Editors, Art of the West;
  • 2000 - December Southwest Art "Art Events" by Editors, Southwest Art;
  • 2000 - April Southwest Art "Oil Painters of America Show" by Editors, Southwest Art;
  • 2001 - Art of the West Guidebook Western Artists;
  • 2001 - Edition by Editors, Art of the West;
  • 2001 - Third Annual Realism Invitational by Failing, Patricia;
  • 2001 - The Artists Bluebook 24,000 North American Artists by AskArt.com.
Recent Exhibitions:
  • 2000 (1995,1997,1999,2000) Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas;
  • 2000 (1990,1992,1994,1996,1998,2000) Saks Gallery, Denver, Colorado;
  • 2001 International Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas;
  • 2001 Great American Artists Show, Cincinnati, Ohio;
  • 2001 (1996-2001) Northwest Rendezvous of Art, Helena, Montana; 2001 (1994-2001) Colorado Governor's Invitational;
  • 2000 (1995-2000) Artist of America, Denver, Colorado.
Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter





Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter

Ho Quang, pittore Americano di origine vietnamita, è nato a Hue, Vietnam. Egli è emigrato negli Stati Uniti nel 1975 e ora è un cittadino degli Stati Uniti. Il suo interesse artistico è iniziato alla tenera età di tre anni, ha continuato con la sua scuola e lo ha portato a una carriera pittorica emozionante e di successo. Oggi, lavorando per lo più con oli e di tanto in tanto ad acquerello e pastelli, Ho dipinge nature morte, paesaggi interni e figurativi. Attualmente risiede in Colorado.

Quang Ho 1963 | Vietnamese-born American Impressionist painter