ABOUT YILIN HUI ART COMPANY

Tulip Patterned Ceramic

Born in Chaozhou, Guangdong, Professor Michael Wong settled in Hong Kong by the late 1970s. By the 1980s, he was selected by the Hong Kong business community to study in the United States.


In 1994, Michael met Mr. Wang Jiqian, a descendant of the Four Literary Masters of the Wuzhong Region, at a Chinese festival. Mr. Wang had high attainments in Chinese painting and calligraphy and was proficient in traditional Chinese culture. He was a close friend of  one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century, Zhang Daqian, whom he accompanied to study in Europe and America.

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Mr. Wang Jiqian was the only witness of Zhang Daqian's co-painting with Picasso at the Louvre Museum in France.

Michael has great affinity to ancient porcelain in the Song and Yuan dynasties and was Mr. Wang Jiqian's auction assistant at Sotheby's New York. In 1997, Michael accompanied Mr. Wang Jiqian to the Guangzhou Museum to help examine several ancient paintings where he met other great painters including Lai Shaoqi.

The same year, Michael and Mr. Wang were awarded the Sino-US Cultural Goodwill Ambassador by the New York Consulate General in Guangzhou for their work in cultural exchanges between China and the United States. ​

 

To date, Michael continues to work in disseminating the beauty of traditional Chinese culture through the Belt and Road initiative. In 2021, he joined the "Yilin Hui Art Company" as the Deputy Manager.

Michael also acts as the art investment advisors for the Rockefeller family - Rockefeller Family Trust - in Chinese Art.

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