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Welcome to the largest collection of K. Chin images on the Internet!

I have become a K. Chin print collector. I used to make puzzles from some K. Chin prints but this practice came to an official end on January 5, 2015.

While I'm always on the lookout for new prints and paintings, it appears that I have most of what K. Chin did in the way of prints. In general I'm not a buyer of prints but if you have something which has a "wanted" underneath the picture, please contact me. With the exception of digital imagery from some K. Chin paintings I own, I do not sell K. Chin prints.

Some of the prints shown in the section are limited edition prints, with anywhere from just 20 to 5000 prints printed, some may be hard to find; I indicate which ones are limited editions. As a rule of thumb, the larger prints are "Mostly Limited Editions" while the smaller prints are not. Some of the prints were also published as Lithographic Cards (see K. Chin Cards). K Chin had many of his works sold as Mass Produced Lithos.



K. Chin (1920-1995)

K. Chin painted with great discipline, precision and imagination. He embellished his real and mythical creatures with fine ornamentation, clear eyed expressions and a wide range of colors, bringing them to life for us to enjoy. K. Chin Biography and Contact

Dragons, Owls, Unicorns and more!
All Images on this page © K. Chin / K. Chin Gallery unless otherwise noted

Dragons

Imperial Silver Dragon
Size 15 3/32" x 11 23/32"

I have several large lithographs of this image at $100 each

No idea how many were printed

Note: Some titled Celestial Imperial Dragon
Note: Some titled Imperial Celestial Dragon


Green Dragon
Size 10 7/16" x 13 11/32"
(from poster, see below)

Lithograph 8x10
Print Limited Edition - 5000
Titled: Imperial Dragon and the Celestial Unicorn

(Published in card size but without the unicorn which was added later)
Titled: Celestial Green Dragon


Royal Dragon
Size 8 1/2" x 13"
(Digital print)

Digital prints not currently available

Lithograph 8x10
Print Limited Edition


Golden Dragon
Size 12 15/16" x 23 5/8"

Digital prints available at $400 each
(cropped image as shown here)

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Celestial Dragon
Size 16 11/16" x 12 3/16"

No digital prints available
Owner not allowing additional prints
goldendragon3Golden Dragon #2
Size to be determined

No digital prints currently available

Note: Three other K. Chin Dragon paintings are known to exist
One may be seen in the K. Chin photo at the top of this page in the upper left portion of the image.
There is a second Golden Dragon painting, no image available
I consider Imperial Silver Dragon and Celestial Dragon to belong to the "Silver Dragon" series - I've heard there is a third one
The Green Dragon painting at one time did not have the Unicorn in the lower left, may be seen at K. Chin Cards

The Green Dragon image also appeared in a poster advertising a "Works on the Wild Side" art show held in 1996
The image in the poster is better than the one in the limited edition occasionally found on eBay, and is the image I used when making Green Dragon wooden jigsaw puzzles.
This poster is rare, I have not seen any on eBay or elsewhere.
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Owls

Large King Owl
Size 9 1/2" x 15 7/8"
Print Limited Edition - 5000
Some prints say 3000 (unconfirmed)

The Inquisitive Owl
Size 9 1/4" x 12 1/4"
Print Limited Edition - 250

In 2008 I found out a slightly cropped
mass produced version was
published by Art Show


Owl and Butterfly
Size 12 1/4" x 9 1/4"



Gorilla and Owl
Size 9" x 12"
Print Limited Edition - 5000

Also published in card size


Field Owl
Size 9" x 12 3/16"

I am a buyer of this print
Publisher unknown


Three Wise Owls
Size 12" x 9"

I am a buyer in this size
© Art Show

Unicorns
Click on any Unicorn picture to see a popup window with an enlarged picture


I'll Make You a Rainbow
Size 9" x 12"

Also published in card size


Unicorn Fantasy
Size 8" x 10"

Also published in card size


Moonlight Reverie
Size 10" x 7 7/8"


Unicorn with Gems
Size 8 1/2" x 11"

Also published in card size


Not Everyone Can See
A Unicorn
] Size 15 7/8" x 20 5/16"
Print Limited Edition - 5000

There's a little K. Chin Owl in the store at the low left


We Have to Believe
in Rainbows
13 1/2" x 18"
Print Limited Edition - 5000

Larger Size!
15 7/8" x 20 1/2"
Print Limited Edition - 20000
Not Available


Happiness Is A Unicorn
Size 8 5/8" x 11 7/8"
Print Limited Edition - 400



Followers of Dreams
Diameter 8 1/8"

Not published as print


Twice Upon a Time
Diameter 8 1/8"


Familiar Spirit
Diameter 8 1/8"

Not published as print


Noble Gathering
Diameter 8 1/8"

These four Unicorn images were published as a set of K. Chin plates (only two published as prints).
These plates were produced in a limited series of 5000 sets of four
Followers of Dreams - released in 1979
Twice Upon a Time - released in 1980
Familiar Spirit - released in 1982 (early)
Noble Gathering - released in 1982 (late)
The plates were created by Viletta China Company for Edward Weston Editions
"Personally supervised and directed by the artist to assure the most accurate color reproduction"
I've seen the plates go for from $40 for the set of four plates, fully documented, to $50 for just one undocumented plate
I've heard these plates were available at J. C. Penny's in the early 1980's for $65.00 each. Not confirmed.

Otters

Friendly Otter Family
Size 9x12"

Also published in card size


The Friendly Otters
Size 9x12"

Also published in card size


Otter and Friend
Size 8x10"

Also published in card size

Seen in 12x16 size
I am a buyer of the print

Festival

Wait... I'll be right back...
Size 18 5/8" x 15 3/8" (avg dimensions)
Print Limited Edition - 5000

Fantasy Faire
Size 15 3/8" x 20 3/8"
Print Limited Edition - 3000
Additional

Panda-Monium
Size 9x12"

Also published in card size


Beyond the Rainbow
Size 8x10"
Print Limited Edition
At least 11,000

Also published in card size
I am a buyer of the lager print

 


Soft Companion
Size 8x10"

Print Limited Edition - 4800

Also published in card size
I am a buyer of the lager print

 


There's a Gazelle
in my Gazebo

Size 11x14"

I am a buyer of the print


Blessed Victorian Home
Size 8x10"

Also published in card size
I am a buyer of the lager print

 


Memories
Size 9x12"
Print Limited Edition (3000)

Also published in card size
I am a buyer of the lager print

 


Aug 5, 1974 Cue
Magazine Cover

Size 8.6x11.25"
Print Engraver's Proof
Limited Edition (20)

Extremely hard to get

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Chinatown Fun City
Size 12x17.25"

I know little about this print

I am a buyer of the print


I'll See You Yesterday
Size 16x20"
Print Limited Edition (5000)

Also published in card size


I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Size 8x10"

Also published in card size


And I Feel Great
Size 29x39"

I am a buyer of the print


The Worlds Greatest Painting
Part 3
Print Limited Edition (5000)

I am a buyer of the print
Apparently the "Part 3" means "Version 3"
There are no Parts 1 or 2

Some very large prints


Suburbs of Paris - 48x24" lithograph
Low resolution photo heavily processed, colors are probably representative


Suburbs of Paris - In a smaller size - 24x12" lithograph - printed on cardboard

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Sunrise Over Montmartre - 48x24" lithograph (47.5 x 23.5 shown here was in frame)
The colors here are a bit faded compared to the colors in the subset image, below.


The Arthur A. Kaplan print of a subset of the Sunrise Over Montmartre full image - 14x11" - printed on cardboard
The domes in the background are from the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur


Carnival of Birds - 48x24" lithograph (courtesy M&H Katz Mattachine Trust)
This particular print was mounted on wood and scalloped, the original print was not scalloped
Please contact me if you have a copy to sell!


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