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Steven David Owyoung

Steven David Owyoung, American curator. Charles L. Freer fellow Freer Gallery Art, 1976, 77, Horace H. Rackham predoctoral fellow, 1978, Louise W. Hackney fellow American Oriental Society, 1978-1979, Fulbright-Hays fellow, 1978-1979, Social Science Research Council and American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1978-1980; Samuel H. Kress Foundation grantee, 1980, Horace H. Rackham grantee, 1980, Asian Cultural Council grantee, 1990.


  • Owyoung, Steven David was born on January 14, 1947 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Fay and Ethel (Woo) Owyoung.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Hawaii, 1973. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1977. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1978.


    • Lecturer, editor National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 1971-1972. Curatorial associate Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980-1982, assistant curator, 1982-1983. Curator Asian arts St. Louis Art Museum, since 1983.

      Secretary commission board commissioners St. Louis Art Museum, 1991-1993. Visiting Washington University, St. Louis, since 1990. Consultant and contributor Getty Art History Information Program, 1993-1996.


    Board directors World Affairs Council St. Louis, 1984-1986, Nanjing-St. Louis Sister Cities, 1989-1990. Delegate Chinese painting historians to People's Republic China, 1980. Member Asian Art Society Washington University (board directors since 1983).


    • Married Diana Lee Wong, August 29, 1971. Children: Christopher Mark, Todd Alexander.
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    Born January 14, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1973
      University Hawaii
    • 1977
      University Michigan
    • 1978
      University Michigan
    • 1971 - 1972
      Taipei, T'ai-pei, Taiwan
    • 1980 - 1982
      curatorial associate, Fogg Art Museum
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1983
      curator Asian arts St. Louis Art Museum