Hung Hsien oral history interview and transcript
- Images of Hung Hsien / Margaret Chang, her husband and her artworks
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This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
Hung Hsien, also known as Margaret Chang, was born in Yangzhou, China in 1933 in a very artistic and prominent family. She settled in Taiwan with her family in 1948. She studied traditional Chinese painting with Prince Pu Hsinyu and in the Normal University of Taiwan. After she married T.C. Chang in 1957, the couple moved to Chicago where Hung Hsien studied painting in both Northwestern University and the Art Institute of Chicago. Hung Hsien’s work was exhibited and collected in several museums including Smithsonian Museum, Museum in Hong Kong, and Art Institute of Chicago, etc. Now, Hung Hsien and T.C. Chang live in the museum district in Houston. She teaches at Glassell School of Arts and teaches Tai Chi at the Jung Center. She and her husband are good at playing tennis.