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Dong Kingman Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 6 Apr 2010

Biographical History

Dong Kingman (1911-2000) was an American painter of Chinese heritage, known for his watercolors. Along with many other artists of his era he was a participating artist in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) created by the federal government to help support the arts. He received numerous awards and accolades, among them two Guggenheim Fellowships, and taught at Columbia University and Hunter College for many years. He was also interested in the movies, and created the main title backgrounds for several Hollywood productions including Flower Drum Song and 55 Days in Peking.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Dong Kingman Papers consists of photographs and negatives of the artist's work.

Arrangement of the Collection

No particular order.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Kingman, Dong, 1911-


Painters -- United States.
Watercolorists -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Negatives (photographs)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Dong Kingman Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dong Kingman, 1965, 1966.

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