Photography Credit:

H.N (Hsiang-Ning) Han
Birth Date: May 13, 1939


Artist Gallery
Han was born in 1939 in Chongqing, China. In 1942 he moved to Baogi, Shangshi with his parents, and in 1946 his family returned to Xiangtan. In 1948 he moved to Quinmin, Yuennan with his mother, and then in 1951 he went to Taiwan via Hong Kong, and joined his father. In 1960, Han graduated from the Art Department of National Taiwan Normal University and joined the Salon de Mai Group. In 1964 Han’s father died and he met Tsaishuan Chung. Han migrated to New York City in 1967 and joined the O.K. Harris Works of Art from 1971 to1984. In 1968 Tsaishuan Chung came to the United States and married Han, but they divorced in 1977. In 1979 he met Alice Yu at Taipei Printmaker's Art Gallery; they married in 1980, and their daughter Eve was born later that year. His second daughter Jacqueline was born in 1981. In 1999 he separated from Alice Yu. Han began with oils and the abstract form; then he turned to working with roller and stencils on rice paper. From 1966 Han was influenced by pop art. In 1969 he began spray painting works using acrylic paint on canvas. Han developed a way in the early 1970s to create different combinations of colored dots using a spray gun which was considered a form of pointillism. Han completed a series of "Soho District" works by using telephoto lenses and taking pictures of New York Soho building facades. In 1975 he painted bird's-eye view street scenes of New York City. Han turn to watercolor and ink on paper in the mid-1980s. In 1985, his subjects for his work turned to street crowds and bird's eye views of intersections of New York streets. In 1986 he continued to paint subjects of New York street crowds using acrylic spray on giant canvasses. In 2000 he settled in Old Town Dali City, Yunnan, China, and in 2006 acquired land by Dali Lake and began building a home and studio. In 2008 he turned 70 and celebrated by riding a motorcycle across the town of Dali. He married Yang Lu that same year.