Carle Hessay
Canadian artist

Carle Hessay Kwan Yen

Carle Hessay Kwan Yen

Carle Hessay: Kwan Yen

Kwan Yen (spelled variously) is the Chinese mother goddess of compassion and fecundity who sees and hears the sounds of the world. She protects seafarers, farmers, the lost, the senile, and the souls in the underworld.

In this spectacular painting, Kwan Yen is shown with a child on her back as she listens to her devotees and distributes largess.

(Dimensions: 48 x 34 3/4 inches; oil on masonite, date covered by frame)