Jason Chang 張哲雄
was born in Taiwan. He immigrated to the United States in 1982. He has studied Art at the School of Visual Arts, College of New Rochelle, and earned his Master Degree in Studio Art. Throughout his career he has been teaching at the National Academy of Fine Arts and the College of New Rochelle. He is currently teaching classes at the Pastel Society of America School of Pastel at Pastel/National Arts Club, Golden Eagle Institute, and conduct workshops both nationwide and in Asia. He has been elected as a Master Pastelist of Pastel Society of America.
Jason is especially known for his wonderful Still Life paintings. His pastels have a dramatic interplay between shadow and light. Color harmony and composition are also very important in his creative expression. His subject matter is diverse and includes landscape, figurative portraiture, and still life. His artwork has been bought by private collectors and museums. He is also the author of Amazing Delights in Pastel 2008 and The Art of Pastel - Techniques and Artwork 2009.
His artwork has been published in many art periodicals, including International Pastel Magazine,Pastel Society of America of the Butler Institute of American Art, Il Pastello Conteporaneo in Europe (Europastello). In additions, he is listed in Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers of the U. S., Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s who in the World, The Pastel Journal, World Journal Weekly and L’Art du Pastel.