Dong Kingman (1911-2000)

Widely recognized as one of the great watercolor painters of the twentieth century and a master of composition, Dong Kingman was a pioneer of the California Style School of watercolor painting in the 1930's and 40's and had a career spanning seventy years. In the 1950's, with the support and encouragement of patrons like C.V. Starr, founder of AIA/AIG, Kingman's work became the subject of great demand in the U.S. and internationally. Over the decades Kingman's techniques were refined and his style evolved. But whether it is the strong flowing strokes of his early work, his white paper paintings that predominated the 1970's, or the synthesis of his later works, Kingman never failed to create evocative paintings, always dynamic, never static. With his international reputation as a watercolor master and a great American Modernist, the demand for Kingman's work continues as strong or more so today among international collectors, institutions, and Museums.

M James represented Dong Kingman for the last several years of his life and continues to represent his works. As an internationally recognized authority we place special emphasis on authenticating, appraising, and and verifying historical accuracy of Kingman's artwork.

The following works have been published, exhibited, and are well documented. Please contact us for any questions related to the availability of these Dong Kingman paintings and many not shown here.

Hong Kong/Kowloon from the Peak
(1997) 22 x 30 inches. on paper

Airport Study
(1997) 22 x 30 inches. on paper

Chinatown Park San Francisco, (c1938)
15 x 22 inches. signed l/l

Streets of San Francisco, North Beach, (c1940)
15 x 22 inches. signed l/r

Great Wall by Locomotive, (1986)
28 x 40 inches. signed l/r

Taj Mahal in Moonlight, (1980)
approx. 22 x 20 inches. signed l/r

Hills of South China (c1983) 15 x 22 inches.

Sacramento River (1942) 22 x 30 inches.

Chinese Laundry San Francisco (1944) 21 1/2 x 15 inches.

Desert Landscape (1942) 20 x 28 inches.

Blue Mountain Landscape (1943) 12 x 22 1/2 inches.

New York Harbor (c1950) 22 x 30 in.

Oslo, Norway (1954) 15 x 22 inches.
From State Department World Tour

Salzburg, Austria (1954) 15 x 22 inches.
From State Department World Tour

Shanghai Bund (c1980) 15 x 22 inches.

Old Mission Station, San Diego (1990) 22 x 30 inches.

Lincoln Park San Francsico (1967) 22 x 30 inches.
Illustration from City on Golden Hill

Country Road (c1950) 13 x 13 1/2 inches.

Guilin (c1983) 15 x 22 inches.

River In Japan (1954) 15 x 22 inches.
From State Department World Tour

Rothenburg (1985) 15 x 22 inches.

Four Horse Statue, Rome (C1985) 22 x 30 inches.

Lighthouse Honolulu (ND) 15 x 22 inches.

Junks in Harbor (c1970's) 22 x 30 inches.

Thailand (1981) approx. 15 x 22 inches.