Professor Mark Johnson Curates Exhibit Celebrating Artist Paul Hao's 100th Birthday

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
LOS ALTOS TOWN CRIER -- Centenarian Paul Hau has museums named after him in his native China and his work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area and the world. His work finally came home when the Los Altos History Museum debuted its latest exhibition, “Hau Beiren at 100,” Oct. 13. The display, which uses Hau’s Chinese name instead of his adopted English name, shows how the artist was affected by his five decades in Los Altos. “When he came here, his painting was more classical in approach,” said guest curator Mark Johnson, a professor at San Francisco State University. “Over time, his work changed radically. America changed the artist, as well as the other artists he engaged with over here.”