David Wong (1937-1998) is borned in Guangdong Province in southern China from parents artists. His father is a famous painter in China. Early on, he moved to Hong Kong where he teaches sculpture in ivory. It was the sight of a big block of canadian jade in Taiwan, that make him decide is vocation; while holding a law degree, he opted for carving jade and comes to Vancouver in 1971 ‘s he works for Birks and gave demonstrations of carving jade.
In 1972, he met with Robert Dube and participated in the training of many sculptors in the studios of New World Jade.This will be the beginning of an adventure that lasted more than twenty years. David Wong is one of the most prolific sculptors of the School of Vancouver.