George Tsui Biography

George Tsui

Birthplace Hong Kong

After twenty years in the New York art scene, American artist George Tsui set out on a creative journey into China in the pursuit of a new artistic direction.

The grand and splendid architecture of the forbidden city and the mysterious and sensual character of the Dun Huang cave provided  the just the inspiration he needed. for the first group of paintings George created. Always fascinated and attracted to the rare and exotic, elements of fantasy are often present in George's work.

Chinese themes filled his imagination. And the idea of creating his own brand of classic romanticism, unrestrained by conventional reality, was deeply attractive to him.

He dressed his models in exquisite silk gowns and posed them in romantic, luxurious situations surrounded by antiques, artifacts, jewelry, and exotic birds.

His paintings employed a dual technique of painting and sculpture to produce a world of fantasy that has made him a highly collectible artist.
George was born in Hong Kong, and moved to New York in the late 60s, studying first at the School of Visual Arts and later majoring in oil painting at the Art Students League.

While working at NBC, he was awarded an Emmy for Best Individual Art and Craft. Included in his works of that period are some movie posters, also several paintings chosen for the 1984 Winter Olympics poster series.