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Chen Baoyi

 
 

陈抱一

 
 

 

 

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1893

Chen Baoyi ( 1893-1945 ) famous oil painting theorist and educator, was born in Shanghai.

 

His family was native of Xinhui, Guangdong Province in China.

   

1905 / 1910

He stayed in Europe, with his parents.
   

1913

He studied for one year in Japan.

 

 

1916

He returned to Japan to continue his studies at the Kawabata Art Institute and the School

 

Fine Arts of Tokyo. He is the student of Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943 )

   

1921

After graduating, he returned to China and opened a studio in Shanghai.

 

 

1922

He organized the painting exhibition of the Painting Society with Guan Liang, Xu Dunyu

 

and Hu Gentian.
   

1924

He created the Oriental Painting Society and the Silent Society.

 

 

1925

He founded with Cai Yuanpei, the Chinese University of Arts; with Ding Yanyong, he was

 

at the head of Western Painting department

   

1926

He published a painting manual titled Foundations of Oil Painting Technique which became

  a reference work.
   

1927

Solo exhibition at The Lida Institute.

   
 

He taught western painting in various establishments in Shanghai :

 

Institute of Visual Arts, Lida Academy, Xinhua Academy, and Shanghai Art Academy

   

1939

He held a collective oil painting exhibition with Zhou Bichu, Song Zhongyuan, Zhu Qizhan

 

and Qian Ding at the Gallery of Shanghai Daxin Company.

   

1943

He began to paint portrait of Li Shutong, an unfinished portrait.
   

1945

He passed away in Shanghai at the age of 52 years.

   
   
 

Danièle Sicard

 

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