Born in China 1947, Timís artistic talent was recognized when he was 6 years old. At age 10, he learned to oil paint. As a young boy, his works repeatedly won recognition and praise. His paintings were showcased during the International Childrenís Fine Art Exhibition in France, Japan, Hong Kong and Syria.
During his teenage years, Tim received rigorous training in drawing, sketching and sculpting from distinguished teachers. He broadened his artistic horizons by learning western history, literature and classical music. Through his hard work, he became the youngest member of the China Artist Association. Numerous works were published in magazines, newspapers and textbooks while at the same time receiving government commissions to paint historical events.
From 1974-1987 Tim taught in distinguished art schools and colleges in Shanghai and collaborated with other renowned Chinese artists. He came to the U.S. in 1988 wanting to learn more about Western art as well as completing his masters degree at the Academy of Art College (now the Academy of Art University) . With his mixed oriental and western themes, his figures and interior paintings have been well received and collected by the American public. His paintings have been displayed in galleries throughout Carmel and in selected cities across the country.
In 1994, Tim suffered a massive stroke that left him partially paralyzed; he lost the function of his right side. Being right-handed, he was no longer able to paint. However, through faith and therapy, Tim was able to train his left hand to paint just like his right hand, though it is painfully slow.
Mr. Wang is a member of Oil Painter of America. He lives in South San Francisco with his wife and son.