FRANCISCO HUNG

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Francisco Hung was born in 1937 in Kwangchow, China. From Venezuelan mother, Eulalia Bracho and Chinese father, Juan Hung. The father had his business in Maracaibo on Avenida "El Milagro", where he exported to Cantón Cartucho, a fish that is very popular in China. She travels a lot and when she marries Eulalia, she takes her to Kwangchow, where they had six children, Francisco Gabriel being the youngest. His father gave him a Chinese name "Lei Kiun" which means "Encouragement to power". They remain in Canton until World War II breaks out and Japan invades China.

AWARDS

AWARDS.

1957 Honorary Mention Young Artists Salon A.V.P

1958 Stimulus Prize. D'Empaire Room, Maracaibo.

1962 Second D'Émpaire Prize, Maracaibo.

1963 Otero Vizcarrondo Award. Venezuelan Official Art Salon, Caracas.

1963 First Prize of the Salón D'Empaire, Maracaibo.

1963 Honorary Mention III Biennial of Paris, France.

1964 Armando Reverón Award. Venezuelan Official Art Salon, Caracas.

1964 Rome Prize. Venezuelan Official Art Salon, Caracas.

1964 First Prize Young Artists Salon. Museum of Fine Arts, Caracas.

1965 National Painting Prize. Venezuelan Official Art Salon.

1965 First Prize Arturo Michelena Hall, Valencia.

1965 Felisa Lernier Award. VII Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

1969 J. T. Arze Prize, Barquisimeto.

1970 First Prize Arturo Michelena Hall, Valencia.

1981 First Prize of Drawing. Hall of the West, Mérida.

1985 First Biennial Award of Barquisimeto.

1986 First Prize Arturo Michelena Hall, Valencia.

2001 Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Zuli