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The Spirit of the Brush

Chinese Brush Painting Techniques: Simplicity, Spirit, and Personal Journey

Sungsook Hong Setton

Paperback

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Rockport Publishers, 9781631592904, 128pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2017



About the Author

Sungsook Setton is a Korean-American artist and calligrapher. In addition to her training in brush painting and calligraphy under Chinese and Korean masters, she has also studied Western art in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, obtaining her BA in studio art at Stony Brook University in New York and an MFA in interdisciplinary art at Goddard College in Vermont. Setton's work has been widely exhibited in Canada, the UK, Taiwan, Korea, and the United States. She has received two dozen awards for her work, including twice winning Best of Show at the National Juried Exhibition by the Sumi-e Society of America. In 2010, she represented the U.S. at the Third International Biennial of Modern Ink Painting in Taipei. She serves on the faculty of Westchester Community College, the China Institute, and the Art League of Long Island.