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Subject:Help Translating Stamp Please
Posted By: Buddy Fri, Feb 28, 2020 IP: 2601:343:8101:3d60:6

I have had this one on before. I bring to you a better photo of the stamp. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Link :Morgan

Subject:Re: Help Translating Stamp Please
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Feb 28, 2020

According to his obituary in the 'Florida Times Union', Mun Sheung Quan, was born in 1917 in Guangzhou (formerly Canton), in Guangdong Province, China and died in November 2000. He had settled in the USA at Jacksonville, Florida in 1926, when his family arrived in the area and established a vegetable farm west of the city. During his lifetime, he was an art professor at Jacksonville University and also a Microbiologist with the State Health Department Office at Jacksonville. He died in November 2000 at age 83. His art has appeared at exhibitions in Jacksonville and elsewhere around the state, making him a local celebrity in Northeast Florida.

The link below shows another of his paintings that sold in a sale for US$200 in 2017. His art still surfaces frequently at estate sales in the greater Jacksonville area.

I'll defer on the red seal to I. Nagy or others more knowledgeable of such script.

Best regards,

Bill H.

URL Title :Artist Mun Sheung Quan

Subject:Re: Help Translating Stamp Please
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Seal reads,
關文湖 - Guan Wenhu

Unidentifiable contemporary artist.

With regards,

Subject:Re: Help Translating Stamp Please
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Dear Bill,
Thank you for your kind help.
Quan Mun Sheung is the individual transcription of Cantonese reading of his name.
The correct reading of seal:
關 - Gwaan (Quan): Cantgonese - Guan: Pinyin
文 - Man (Mun): Cantonse - Wen: Pniyin
湘 - Seung (Sheung): Cantonese - Xiang: Pinyin
(My original reading was 湖 - this character isn't clear enough to read)

The Chinese language net doesn't know his name.

Wit best regards,

Subject:Re: Help Translating Stamp Please
Posted By: Bill H Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Many thanks, I. Nagy. The artist Quan is "widely" known in the relatively small area of Northeast Florida (now about one million population) where the both of us settled. I've never seen his seal translated before, so this will serve as a great contribution to his small but passionate following.

Many thanks,

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