1950's Study Female Seated Nude Conti Crayon Henry Woon

1950's Study Female Seated Nude Conti Crayon Henry Woon


Henry Woon
c. 1950's
Conti Crayon on Strathmore Charcoal Paper
19" x 25", Unframed
Signed H. Woon in conti on lower right.

Good Condition - Minor wear consistent with age and history. Small pin holes at top and small 1/4" tear on left side of paper.

Mid Century, c. 1950's, conti crayon, seated female, nude, figure study. Cubist style drawing signed H. Woon (Henry Woon) in conti on lower right. Stylized, drawing of woman seated on a stool holding her ankle. Drawn on rough Strathmore paper and measures 19" x 25". His large portfolio of charcoal drawings was acquired on the island of Alameda, Ca where the artist lived.  

Henry Woon was born on November 23, 1926 in Oakland's Chinatown. After graduating from Oakland Technical High School, he joined the Army during World War II. During the Korean War, he re-entered the military as an Army Chinese interpreter. In 1956, Woon graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, having majored in Political Science with a minor in Art. For ten years, he worked for the government as a management analyst in the Programs and Management Division of the Comptrollers and another ten years for President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Program. From the 1950s through the early 2000s, Woon was an avid freelance photographer and photojournalist for East West and Asian Week newspapers. He was also a community activist and a playwright.

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