Title: Artist, Educator
Company: Pastel Society of America
Location: Whitestone, New York, United States
Jason Chang, Artist and Educator at the Pastel Society of America, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pastel art.
Born in Taiwan in 1940, Mr. Chang loved art from an early age, drawing pictures as a child. Engaged in several art competitions since he was in primary school, he attended the National Taiwan University of Arts and graduated with a degree in 1962. Upon immigrating to the United States in 1982, he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, completing coursework in modern art. He subsequently earned a Master of Arts in studio art from the College of New Rochelle in 1992.
Since 1998, Mr. Chang has been an instructor at the Pastel Society of America, teaching young artists techniques to improve their skills with pastels. Prior to this position, he served as an instructor at the Golden Eagle Institute, the National Taiwan University of Arts, the College of New Rochelle, and St. John’s University School of Pastel. He is the author of several books, including “Amazing Delights in Pastel,” “The Art of Pastel Techniques and Artwork,” and “Pastel Application Techniques for Beginners.”
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to art, Mr. Chang was honored with the Award of Excellence from the Pastel Society of America in 2001 and 2005, as well as the Top Award from the American Artists Professional League in 2002. He has appeared in live demonstrations throughout his career and has conducted lectures in universities, museums, and art organizations in Taiwan, China, Japan, Europe, and across the United States. Notably, he was selected for inclusion in several editions Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
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