LIN Fengmian 林風眠
Chinese 1900-1991
Born in 1900 in Guangdong, China, Lin Fengmian went to France to study painting in 1918. At the invitation of CaiYuanpei, Lin returned to China in 1926 to become president of the Beijing Academy of Fine Arts. One of the founders of the Hangzhou National Academy of Art (formerly known as Hangzhou National College of Art), Lin is one of the most influential artists and teachers of that time. In 1952, Lin retired from teaching and devoted his energies to painting. Lin continued to paint after moving to Hong Kong 1977, where he lived until his death in 1991. China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Beiping Institute, Beijing, China, 1926 University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1937 City Hall, Hong Kong, 1964 Shanghai Artists’ Association, Shanghai, China, 1979 “Retrospective” National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan, 1989 China National Art Museum, Beijing, China, 1989 “Lin Fengmian 100 Years Retrospective Exhibition” Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, 1999 “Exhibition of the Existent Art Works of Lin Fengmian” Soka Art Center, Beijing, China, 2005 “A Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting – The Art of Lin Fengmian” Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 2007
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LIN Fengmian 林風眠