Chinese Oil Artists

Oil painting by Chinese Artist: Gao Hong
Oil painting, Memory (1998, 116x106 cm) by Chinese Artist: Gao Hong

>>> Gao Hong

Goa Hong graduated from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts. He participated in many domestic and international exhibition. Gai Hong is a Dean and lecturer at the Liaoning Art School.

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Oil painting by Chinese Artist: Chen Yi Fei
Oil painting, Water Town (1995) 103x83 cm) by Chinese Artist: Chen Yi Fei

>>> Chen Yi Fei (1946-2005)

Chen Yi Fei was born in Zhejiang in 1946. He was a art graduate from Shanghai Fine Art Institution. Shortly after he graduated, Chen was painting propaganda for the Cultural Revolution, including portraits of Mao Tse-Tung. Later, Chen Yi Fei served as Head of Oil Painting Studio in Shanghai Painting Academy. He had his exhibition in the US and Tokyo in 1980. His work was collected by China National Art Gallery, China Military Museum and other domestic and overseas collectors. One of his masterpieces "Bygone Glory of Xunyang" ("Xun Yang Yiyun") was sold for more than HK$1.3 million (US$162,000) at a Hong Kong auction in 1991.

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Oil Painting by artist Zhang Xiao Gang
Oil Painting, Family Series No. 6 (1997, 100x130 cm) by artist Zhang Xiao Gang

>>> Zhang Xiaogang (1958 -     )

Zhang Xiaogang was born in Kunming, Yunnan province. Education: Sichuan Fine Arts Institute
He exhibited his works extensively, in China, New York, Paris, another cities internationally.
Zhang Xiaogang is a contemporary Chinese symbolist and surrealist painter. His famous “Bloodline” series uses old photographs of Chinese families traumatized by political turmoil, monochromatic portraits of Chinese people, usually with large,dark-pupiled eyes, posed in a stiff manner deliberately reminiscent of family portraits from the 1950s and 1960s.

Family Series No. 6 (1997) oil on canvas 100x130 cm

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Oil painting by artist Xin Hai Zhou
Oil painting, Day Dream - Your Face 8 (2005, 200x125 cm) by artist Xin Hai Zhou

>>>  Xin Hai Zhou (1996 -         )

Xin Hai Zhou was born in Sichuan. He graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Xin Hai Zhou’s work expresses how Chinese people changed their ways of living in China to be more modern in a very short period of time. The figure in his painting have oversized eyes that are expressive.  He also paints in unusual size of canvas.

Daydream - your face 8 (2005) oil on canvas, 200x125 cm)

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Wu Guan Zhong oil painting
Oil painting, Waterfall in the Yellow Mountains, oil on board, 36x 27.5 cm, Artist: Wu Guan Zhong
Oil painting, Hometown of Lu Xun (1977, 46x61 cm) by artist Wu Guan Zhong
Oil painting, Home Town of Lu Zun (1977), 46x61 cm, by artist Wu Guan Zhong

>>> Wu Guan Zhong (1919 - 2010)

Wu Guan Zhong was born in Jiangsu Province. He studied art at the National Arts Academy in Hangzhou, then attend classes in oil painting at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris in a government scholarship. He was a lecturer at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Qinghua University, Beijing Fine Arts Normal College and the Central Institute of Arts and Crafts. Wu Guan Zhou has become a leading master in the 20th-century Chinese painting and introducing Western art and abstract forms to his students. He used principles of Western paintings, but add in a spirit and tonal variations of ink that are typically Chinese style. In 1992, Exhibition “Wu Guan Zhong: A Twentieh-Century Chinese Painter” at the British Museum in London.

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