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Clark-Pan Apparel are clothing assessors that are imaged and designed by a husband and wife team Claude Lockhart Clark and Jian Ying Pan. The apparel items are Western design and the images on T-shirts and tote bags represent various cultures, with major emphasis on two ethnic heritages; Clark and Pan. Culture content span three continents, Africa, Asia and North America. The products produced are by individuals from two different countries; China and the United States of America.
Claude Lockhart Clark is a famous African American artist. He is a graphic artist, photographer and a sculptor. For over 50 years since 1959 he created art and exhibited his work in Museum group shows and college galleries.
His wife Jian Ying Pan crochets scarf and sweaters. She recently as of 2014 start teaching herself to crochet Western ĖChinese Civilization hand bags and purses native to China. Jian crochets in her spare time after work. She crochets an outside layer covered with plastic rings laced with yarn. Inside the outer layer is another crochet compartment that has an inside pocket and closes using a magnetic snap or zipper. The interesting part about the inside portion of each purse is that the inside compartment is a separate from the out side compartment and the two separate bags are woven together at the top.
Clark is both a Western European trained artist and a self-taught traditional African woodcarver with style and tradition of his own. Clark has been using a camera since 1959. In 1967ís Clark had to record pictures of artistís work for his fatherís art history classes being taught in Community College. Many of the artists were painters so that meant that Clark had to make sure color balance in his fatherís slides were correct. In doing so for his father and other artist work he repeated the same process for himself. All the drawings, sculptures and pictures you see on the T-shirts and tote bags are photographs taken by Clark. Quality Postcards in Oakland does the printing of images on T-shirts and tote bags.