Self-taught artist, notable for aviation subjects, born in Hong Kong, working mainly in oil and acrylic. Wong gained an honours degree in biochemistry at Hatfield Polytechnic, then worked in the Health Service in London, painting spare-time. In 1974 one of Wong’s early aviation pictures won the SBAC (Society of British Aerospace Companies) Trophy. Two years later he became a full-time artist. Wong was uncompromising on the need for technical accuracy, combining a dramatic use of light, colour and perspective to achieve a special dynamism and atmosphere. He was a member of the Guild of Aviation Artists and its American equivalent. Worked closely with Royal Air Force and United States Air Force personnel; had pictures at many bases, including Royal Air Force Strike Command.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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