renowned artist, Anna Wu Weakland, was born in Shanghai, China.
She is included in the "Who's Who of American Women" and
has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by her city of residence,
Palo Alto, California.
I have lived and been educated in both Eastern and Western cultures,
my work inevitably exhibits cross-fertilization from two sources."
Her early education
included the study of calligraphy,
which is the basis of all brushwork
in Chinese Painting. She has a B.A. Degree from the University of
Shanghai and a M.A.degree from Columbia University in New York.
She studied Asian Arts with masters and scholars in New York, London,
Paris, Kyoto and Hong Kong. From 1953-55, she studied Western painting
and art at Stanford University.
She has shown
her artwork extensively in the USA, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Locally, she has had solo shows at the DeYoung Museum, the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art, Gumps Art Gallery, the Stanford University
Art Gallery and the Stanford University Museum of Art.
Her work is
in the collections of numerous individuals, businesses and organizations,
including Reader's Digest Associates, IBM Corporation, University
of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, Greater Victoria Art Museum
in Victoria, Canada, Seattle Art Museum, Stanford University Ashmolean
Museum in Oxford, England, Sale Internacional/Palacio de Bellas
Artes in Mexico City, I Magnin Co. and Macy's California.