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  Cheong SooPieng   1919 - 1983      Lee ManFong   1913 - 1988
Cheong was born the youngest of seven children in Amoy, China. His parents were neutral to his choice of education, when Cheong took to studying art at in the Xiamen Academy of Fine Art in 1933. In 1936 Cheong graduated and attended Xinhua Academy of Fine Art in Shanghai for further studies, only to have his education cut short with the breakout of the Sino-Japanese War and the school destroyed by Japanese invaders in 1938. (b. 1913, Guangdong, China–d. 1988, Jakarta, Indonesia) was a prominent artist based in Indonesia and Singapore. Primarily working with oil paintings, Lee was associated with the Nanyang style, which blends Chinese techniques and subjects with Western composition styles and mediums.
    Liu Kang    1911 - 2004        Chen WenHsi    1906 - 1991
He was born in Fujian Province and he spent his early years in Malaysia, studied art in Shanghai and Paris, and taught art in Shanghai during the 1930s. Under the influence of Chinese artist and art teacher Liu Haisu (1896–1994), Liu admired, and often appropriated the styles of French-based modernist painters such as Cézanne, van Gogh and Matisse. Liu Kang came to Singapore in 1942 and had been He was born in Baigong in Guangdong province, and had his early education at Chen Li Primary School and St. Joseph Middle School. After graduation from secondary school, Chen Wen Hsi decided to study full-time in fine art at the Shanghai College of Art in 1928, despite his uncle's objection. Unhappy with the college, Chen transferred to the Xinhua College of Art in Shanghai,
  Qi Bai-shi  1863-1957     huang binhong  1864-1955
Since 1918 he resided in Beijing ( 北 京) and lived by his painting and calligraphy. Most of the subjects he painted were flowers, birds, insects and fish. In 1928 he began to sign his name on the paintings as 白石 ( Bai-shi means literally "White Stone," which implies "Snow Mountains"). He said, at one time, "I learned finger-painting in my youth; landscape painting after 30; and specialized in flowers, insects and birds after 40." After that     Huang Binhong was born in Zhejiang Province, the grandson of the well regarded artist Huang Fengliu. Huang studied painting and then spent many years editing literary and art journals in Shanghai. Huang Binhong taught painting at fine arts colleges in Shanghai and Beijng until he moved to Hangzhou in 1948 where he taught at the West Lake Art College.
  Gao Jian-Fu    1879-1951     Chen Shu-Ren   1883-1948
Gao Jianfu began studying with a prominent local artist, Ju Lian, in Keshan, Guangdong at the age of fourteen. He learned under his master's tutelage to paint flowers, plants, and .....    Chen Shu-Ren, whose original name was Shao, alias Nianhua-weixiaozi, Dean-laoren and Ershan-shanqiao, was born at Mingjing Village of Panyu District in the Guangdong Province. At the   
  Gao Qifeng    1889-1933     Liu Kui-Ling  1885-1968
Gao Jianfu younger brother, Qifeng, accompanied him to Japan, where the younger man studied the art of Japanese realism, or Nihonga. This painting, with its combination of Western naturalism and Japanese decorative style, is a superb .......

Liu Kuiling was born in the suburbs of Tianjin. His proximity to the countryside enabled him to observe animals and insects closely. He specialized in painting animals. His flowers and rocks were done in the boneless method without outlines. He was skillful with meticulous details. ..... 
  Pan Yu-Liang   1895-1977     Zhang Daqian  1899-1983
Pan Yuliang's complicated life gets more plentiful after her participation in art, with her defying and fending characteristics and through movies and teleplays, the world could rediscover her talent and her art. In 2006 spring, her solo exhibition "Pan Yuliang - the painting soul" was held in Na­tional Museum of History and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, through 120 paintings, her life and her art were clearly displayed, and the Pan Yu-liang fever is on the rise.        Zhang Daqian, original name Zhang Yuan (張爰) and pseudonym Daqian, was one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century. He is also regarded by many art experts as one of the most gifted master forgers of the twentieth century. He excelled at all types of paintings, and is especially famous for his landscape, as well as lotus paintings.         
  Pu Hsin-yu    1896-1963      Xu Bei-Hong  1895-1953
Pu Hsin-Yu was born in the royal imperial Manchu family in Beijing in 1896 as a grandson of Emperor Dao-Guang (1821-1851). He was also popularly known by his style name Pu Hsin-Yu. Originally, his imperial Manchu family name was Aixinjueluo ( 愛新覺羅 ). 

Xu was first taught art in his childhood by his father, Xu Dazhang, a locally known portrait painter. Xu became an itinerant professional painter in his early teens and an art teacher before reaching age 20. He first visited Shanghai in 1912, and over the next few years he studied Western-style painting and the French language. Perhaps the most pivotal moment of his early career occurred when he met Kang Youwei, the leading exponent of reforms in Chinese art........
  Long Chin-San  1892-1995    Fu Bao-shi   1904-1965    
Mr. Chin-San Long, he was born Zhejiang Province in 1892 and passed away in 1995 at the age of 104. He devoted himself in the art of photography for more than 90 years. He made a profound commitment to the art of photography and lived almost every single minute with camera in hand.  Followed with his teacher Gin-Lan Lee, who was specialized in photography, during his youth, Long began to find interest in photograph......... Fu Baoshi was eight years old in 1912 when China's last imperial dynasty was overthrown and the Chinese Republic was established. He subsequently witnessed the divisive warlord era of the 1920s, the Japanese invasion and occupation of eastern China from 1937 to 1945, and the Communist Revolution and establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Over the last fifteen years of his life, his art reflected China's political transformation under Mao Zedong.    
    Chao Shao-Ang  1905-1998     Guan Shan Yue   1921-2000
Chao Shao-Ang is a native of Guangzhou, Guangdong. He founded the Lingnan Art Studio in Guangzhou. In 1937 he served as the head of the Department of Chinese Painting at the Guangzhou Municipal College of .........


Guan Shanyue (1912, Yangjiang, Guangdong Province) graduated from Guangzhou Municipal Teachers Training College in 1933. His early work consisted of sketches made in Southwestern and .................


   Yangshan Shen     1913-2004      LI XIONG-CAI     1910-2001
Yang Shan-hen is one of the most representative artists of the second generation of the Lingnan School of Painting. Specialized in bird and flower, figure, landscape painting and excelled in calligraphy, he is open-minded to adopt the s................... A native of Gaoyao, Guangdong, he studied painting under Gao Jianfu at the Spring Slumber Art Studio in his young age. He had also studied sketch and later went to Japan and studied Japanese painting at the Tokyo Arts College. In the 1940s, he toured to Guangxi, Sichuan and ........................
  Au Ho-Nien        Jiang Zhao-Shen  
A painter with the bearing of a master, one can almost hear birdsong sounding through the mountains/ As he rises aloft to the Milky Way, he looks back on the innumerable peaks below . . . (Chao Shao-Ang) Thirty years ago Au Ho-nine master Chao Shao-Ang,......... It has now been fourteen years since Mr. Jiang Zhao-shen, former Deputy Director at the National Palace Museum and born in 1925, suddenly passed away while presenting a lecture at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang on May 12, 1996. Chiang was not only renowned both domestically and internationally as a historian of Chinese art, he was also held in ......
   James Tan       Henry Wo  
In his years of study with established masters of the Lingnan school and more than fifteen more years of teaching other aspiring artists, James Tan has now emerged as a leader of the next generation of Lingnan brush ......... A subtle fusing of influences drawn from the East and the West softly permeates Wo paintings. He combines his strong heritage of Chinese brushwork and principles with his free translucent washes, punctuated with delicate linear accents.................



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