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Maw Lin
Playing In The Snow
Watercolor on paper
9 x 12 in.

Skating in Central Park, NYC, watercolor on paper,
11 x 14 inches

Fulton Market, NYC,
watercolor on paper,
20 x 30 inches
Maw Lin

(-American, 1935-2000)

Maw Lin was born in Taiwan and was a graduate of the National Taiwan Academy of Art, the Nihon University of Film and the Tokyo Kyoiku University of Design. For seven years Maw Lin was the Art Designer and Assistant Director for a popular television series in Japan prior to coming to America and settling in New York (1970s).His specialty is painting realistic watercolor views of Broadway, Fifth and Park Avenues, tugboats along the East River, patrons lurking around cocktail lounges, bars and restaurants in Manhattan or Soho as it snows.

He was a member of the Art Masters Association and the Salmagundi Club (NY) and American Water Color Club (NY) and the Taiwan Artists Association. He won many awards at the Salmagundi Club for excellence in watercolor painting; Kiwanis Club of Greenwich Village Award (1981); Art Gallery of South Orange (1984); Berdow Art Association (1986) and more. Whenever the artist sold his work, he sent money to over 10 family members to support them in Taiwan. In 1998, he was given a solo exhibition in Japan and Taiwan and he continued to paint and sell his work in galleries throughout the world until his untimely death in Flushing, New York in the fall of 2000.

Maw Lin's watercolor scenes of New York look so real they seem as if the movement in them actually is animated. Influenced by the work of Childe Hassam and Guy Wiggins, Lin captures a snowy day in Manhattan as well as anyone. He painted in watercolor with touches of gouache and never painted in oil. He work received popular acclaim in Manhattan and he continued to exhibit in Taiwan, Japan, Paris and New York City (especially at the Salmagundi Club and the American Artists Professional League) until his death.