The Art of Szto Wai: The Spirit of Red and Grey
In memory of the late Mr SZTO Wai’s contribution to Lingnan University, the University organised the opening ceremony of “The Art of Szto Wai Exhibition” on 16 January 2019 at Hong Kong Central Library and invited generations of Lingnanians to attend the exhibition. Over 50 masterpieces of paintings under Mr Szto Wai’s exquisite artistry were showcased during the 5-day exhibition.
Mr Szto Wai was a superb painter. He was particularly passionate about watercolour painting. The Canton campus of Lingnan University was the subject of many of his artworks, which served to document Lingnan during the Sino-Japanese War in the 1930s and 40s. The Lingnan logo designed by him symbolises loyalty and perseverance, the qualities of the Lingnan spirit. Apart from exhibiting Mr Szto’s paintings, the University has compiled his paintings into an album in order to pass on the Lingnan Spirit.
Mr Szto was a renowned educator who established branch campuses of Lingnan’s secondary and primary schools in locations such as Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Vietnam. During the Sino-Japanese war, he fled with students and faculty to Shiukwan to carry on the mission of Lingnan. As a principal, he was highly respected by students and teachers.
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