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Ai Xuan  

Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Jinhua (Zhejiang).

Painter. Scenes with figures, figures, landscapes.

Ai Xuan was the son of the poet Ai Qing and grew up in a cultured environment, which left its stamp on him. He began his artistic studies at the central preparatory school of fine arts in Beijing in ...

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Korean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1957, in Seoul, South Korea.

Painter (mixed media).

Chong-Dai An exhibited at the Seoul Museum of Modern Art from 1980 to 1982. When he later settled in Paris, he exhibited at the Salon de Mai, the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles and the Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui ...

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El Hadji Sy

(b Agniam Thiodaye Matam, July 11, 1945).

Senegalese painter. Primarily an autodidact, he also learnt engraving at the Institut National des Arts du Senegal, Dakar, in 1975. His early work was often rendered in china ink, but he later worked mainly with oil or acrylic paint. In the 1980s and 1990s his canvases focused on the world of Fulani cow herders, as seen in Vache (1988; Frankfurt am Main, Friedrich Axt priv. col.). Ba employs a palette of subtle, earth-tone hues to suggest the arid Sahelian landscape, populating these scenes with stylized cows and herders. His painting is often appreciated by collectors for its visual affinity with ancient rock art. He was considered for membership of the Ecole de Dakar and participated in the government-sponsored exhibition Art contemporain du Senegal, which traveled internationally from 1974 to 1982.

Contemporary Art of Senegal/Art Contemporain du Senegal (exh.cat., Hamilton, Ont., A.G., 1979) F. Axt and El Hadji M. B. Sy...

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Korean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1954, in Korea.

Painter.

Jin Baek exhibited at the Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui in Paris in 1987.

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950.

Painter.

Paih Siu Hao was a member of the Hsiaotong brigade in the Kuangming people’s commune. He was one of the group of painters in the Huxian district.

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Korean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1957, in South Korea.

Painter.

Soon-Woo Bak exhibited his work in Paris at the 1988 Salon des Réalités Nouvelles and at the 1989 Salon de Mai.

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1958, in Tianjin.

Painter. Still-lifes.

Cai Baoyu studied oil painting at the Tian-jin Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1982. He entered the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and graduated in 1987. In 1994 he was awarded the gold medal at the first Still-Life Oil Painting Exhibition in Beijing. He is a teacher at Shoudu Normal University....

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Japan and the USA.

Born 8 December 1957, in Quanzhou City (Fujian Province).

Painter, draughtsman, mixed media, video artist, installation artist, performance artist.

Cai Guo-Qiang trained in stage design at the Shanghai drama institute from 1981 to 1985...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1963, in Jinan.

Painter, draughtsman. Figures, genre scenes. Wall decorations.

Cai Yushui graduated from Shandong Art Academy in 1985 and had his first solo exhibition in that city in 1988. In 1994 he won his first prize at an official show, the ...

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Cao LI  

Chinese, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1954, in Guiyang (Guizhou).

Painter. Scenes with figures.

New Academism.

After the Cultural Revolution, Cao Li enrolled at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, in 1978, studying in the newly created mural painting department. He graduated in 1982. Cao Li exhibited in China ...