Fifty years ago, for a Chinese painter in the West, there was no support system and I had no encouragement. But now, I feel that the conditions are correct, especially with China being so prosperous and creating many great recent artists.”
and perhaps the most challenging art form: abstract painting.”
Around the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Chow’s mother sent Chow and his siblings abroad, in advance of a cascade of social movements that would lay waste to his family’s fortune and legacy.
Chow said his mother had many talents dealing with life and skills to live in the world. “My career life is based half on my father and half on my mother,” Chow added.
In 1951, Chow went on his own to boarding school in England in the bleak, warravaged and food-rationed country, leaving a life of pampered opulence.
Different from the new rich second generation 60 years later, Chow’s overseas life started with a rude shock.
“I lost everything I loved or familiar. I found myself an alien in an unfamiliar place. I felt like Oliver Twist,” Chow