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educator , Museum curator , art historian , author

Wen Chih Fong, art historian, educator, author, museum curator. Honorary fellow Institute Oriental Studies Hong Kong University, 1961-1962, Institute Advanced Chinese Studies, Republic of China, 1966; Bollingen Foundation fellow, 1956-1957; Guggenheim fellow, 1961-1962; American Council Learned Society, 1965-1966, 69-71; McCosh Faculty fellow, Princeton University, 1965-1966.


Fong, Wen Chih was born on December 9, 1930 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Came to the United States, 1948, naturalized, 1961. Son of Tse-tsing and Jen-yen (Sha) Fong.


AB, Princeton University, 1951. Master of Fine Arts, Princeton University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1958.


Research assistant, Cleveland Museum Art, 1953;instructor, then assistant professor, Princeton University, 1955-1960;visiting curator Oriental art, Yale Art Gallery, 1958-1959;member of faculty, Princeton University, since 1960;professor art and archeology, curator Oriental art, Princeton University, since 1967;chairman Doctor of Philosophy program Chinese and Japanese art and archeology, Princeton University, since 1964;department chairman art and archeology, Princeton University, 1970-1973;Sanford Edwards professor art and archeology, Princeton University, since 1971;chairman of the executive committee Art. Museum, Princeton University, 1970-1975. Member vis committee department fine arts Harvard University, 1972-1977.

Consultant chairman Asian Art Department, Metropolitan Museum Art, since 1971. Member art committee China Institute American, since 1971, trustee, 1984. Advisory council art department Mount Holyoke College.

Gallery committee Asia Society Art Gallery, New York City.



Member American College Art Association (board directors 1971-1976), Chinese Art Society of America. Member Chinese painting delegation to People's Republic of China, 1977 (Communications Scholarly Communications with Provider Reimbursement Consultants), American Philosophical Society, Academia Sinica.


Married Constance Chih-ming Tang, August 29, 1953. Children: Laurence T., Peter C., Serena M.

Tse-tsing Fong

Jen-yen (Sha) Fong

Constance Chih-ming Tang

Laurence T. Fong

Peter C. Fong

Serena M. Fong