Shen Hanwu 沈漢武 Chinese, b. 1950

Overview

「我畫裡的主角往往都是中國最底層的平民,我崇敬良善的人性,我試圖透過筆下的人物,傳達一種對於希望與美好生活的嚮往。」

--沈漢武

 

Shen Hanwu was born in 1950 in Nantung, Jiangsu. During the Cultural Revolution he worked in the countryside as farmer, and later as art designer and editor. Subsequently, he graduated from Hubei Fine Art Institute, becoming a full-time artist in 1972. Between 1980 and 1990 he worked primarily as an illustrator of books, since when he has concentrated on painting in oils at the Wuhan Painting Academy. Shen Hanwu is a National Grade One Artist. He is a member of the Chinese National Artists Association and is Director of the Wuhan Artists Association. He has received numerous national and provincial awards, and his works are represented in prestigious collections both in China and overseas.

 

作為當代寫實主義創作的代表,1989年從湖北美術學院畢業的沈漢武,以紮實的寫實技巧和細緻入微的觀察力,使筆下創作在全國美展、當代中國油畫展中屢獲大獎,並多次在美國舉辦個展,聲名海外。

Works
Biography

Selected Exhibitions

 

1984 The 6th National Fine Art Exhibition, Shanghai
1989 The 7th National Fine Art Exhibition, Beijing
1991 The First Annual National Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing and Hong Kong
1992 Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Hong Kong
1993 Annual National Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Hong Kong
1993 The 3rd Sports Fine Art Exhibition, Beijing
1994 The 2nd Chinese National Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing
1994 The 8th Chinese National Fine Art Exhibition – selected for “Best Works’ Exhibition, Beijing
1995 “Everyman”, solo exhibition at Zee Stone Gallery, Hong Kong
1996 The 8th Chinese Modern Art Exhibition, Japan
1997 Hong Kong Handover Fine Art Exhibition, Shanghai
1997 The 4th Sports Fine Art Exhibition, Shanghai
1998 “Another Country”, solo exhibition at Zee Stone Gallery, Hong Kong
2000 “Country Life”, solo exhibition at Zee Stone Gallery, Hong Kong
2001 “Living Master”, Art Renewal Center, Living Master’s Gallery, USA
2004 Solo exhibition, San Francisco, USA
2012 “Born Red”, solo exhibition, Hong Kong
2016 “Red Guard Movement: 50 Years Since”, solo exhibition at Yan Gallery, Hong Kong

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