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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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Kirstin Ringelberg

Two related art media, usually commercially distributed, featuring narratives presented in serial text-and-image format, in a Japanese context regarding language, aesthetic, storyline, and/or production. Manga, the print form, is published in weekly and monthly anthology books, with popular individual series sometimes published separately as their success waxes. Anime, the moving form, is found in television, film, and home video formats as well as online and is more globally known; one feature-length example, Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi; Studio Ghibli 2001, dir. Hayao Miyazaki), earned billions of dollars and major critical awards worldwide (e.g. Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear for Best Film in 2002, British Academy Awards Best Animated Feature in 2003, and Academy Film Awards Best Film Not in the English Language in 2004).

With an enormous variety of visual and narrative styles, neither anime nor manga can be identified by a consistent theme or aesthetic, although certain genres and iconography predominate. Generally, a story is initially hand- or computer-drawn, then photographed for printing in book, film, or digital form. Most are serialized narratives having continued for decades, often across platforms; however, some ...

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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 ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1956, in Liaoning.

Painter. Scenes with figures, landscapes.

Cao Liwei studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, from 1978 to 1982, winning first prize on graduating, and later taking up a teaching position there. He took part in national and international exhibitions in France, Canada and Japan, and in ...

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Chao Ge  

Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1957, in Inner Mongolia.

Painter. Nudes, landscapes.

Chao Ge spent his childhood in Inner Mongolia and subsequently attended the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, graduating in 1982, whereupon he returned to Mongolia, where he teaches fine arts at the university. In ...

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Chinese, 20th–21st century, male.

Active in France, then in the USA.

Born 1953, in Shanghai.

Painter. Figure compositions, landscapes.

Chen Danqing began to paint in Tibet, where he lived in the 1970s. When he returned to Beijing in 1978, he attended the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Chen Danqing graduated in ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Zhongshan (Guangzhou).

Painter. Landscapes.

At a very young age, Chen Fangzhi frequented the artists of Guangdong, who taught him painting techniques; and in 1964 he followed a design course at the Shanghai Drama Academy. On completion of his studies he worked for the Guangzhou Opera. Chen Fangzhi has taken part in numerous exhibitions in China and abroad, and has held solo exhibitions in Singapore (...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, in Zhanghua, Taiwan.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Chen Laixing graduated from Taiwan College of Art in 1972. An exhibition of his work was held at the American Cultural Center in Taipei in 1981. His works are characterised by spontaneous treatment of colour and freedom of form and composition, allowing an original vision of the subject....

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1962, in Zhejiang.

Painter, sculptor. Nudes.

Chen Wanshan began by studying sculpture at the National Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1985, and then took up painting. He teaches at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Both his sculptures and his paintings have appeared in many exhibitions in China and in ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Zhejiang.

Painter. Landscapes.

Chen Yelin teaches painting and paints mainly landscapes, the classical themes of mountains and water.

Peintres traditionnels de la République populaire de Chine, exhibition catalogue, Gal. Daniel Malingue, Paris, 1980.

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1951, in Shanghai.

Painter. Figure compositions, landscapes, still-lifes.

Chen Yiming attended the Shanghai College of Art and the painting section of the Shanghai Drama Academy until 1979. He taught at the Shanghai School of Industrial Arts until he left for the USA in ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 1962, in Shanghai.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Chase Chen showed an early talent, taking part in an exhibition at the Children’s Palace in Shanghai when he was only nine years old. He gained his early knowledge of art from the family library, and looked to it as a refuge during the Cultural Revolution. He was self-taught until ...