Recognition of Master
Knox Martin (www.knoxmartin.com)
A. Master Martin's Comments on his protégé, Ben Lau in 1976
Mr. Ben Lau is one of the most talented artists that I know. In my six
years as assistant professor at Yale University Graduate School of Art,
followed by a tour of lecturing at major universities looking at artists'
work, the above holds true.
Mr. Lau's work is what
many artists dream to attain. Mr. Lau does it consistently as a matter of
course. That is to create freely with inventions, surprise, quality and
I recommend Mr. Lau
above any other artists in his promise of greatness and his accomplishment
Knox Martin, ref:
Who's Who in American Art
October 12, 1976
B. Knox Martin's comment on
Ben Lau (1988)
Mr. Lau, in my considered
opinion, is truly one of the greatest artists of our time, unknown,
unsung....... My enthusiasm is expressed as conservatively as I can
C. Knox Martin's comment on
Ben Lau in 2002 at 79 years of age
I saw Mr. Lau's works some
twenty odd years ago-- as an instructor at the Art Students League, N.Y.C.
I knew instantly that Ben Lau was one of the very rare beings who is a
natural artist, i.e. one endowed with an intuitive sense of art, any few
strokes the man makes is art at its prime flame. An inexplicable
connection that bypasses the cognitive straight to the stuff of creation--
It all continues from the heart of Ben Lau, The real thing.
September 29, 2002