Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Dong Xiwen  董希文  
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Dong Xiwen

 
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董希文

 
     
 

© Dong Xiwen  董希文    portrait  -  chinesenewart

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
     
 
 
 


Member of the Chinese Artists Association

 

1914

Dong Xiwen ( 1914-1973 ) was born on June 27, in Shaoxing,  Zhejiang Province,

 

in China.

   

1932

He entered The Fine Art School of Suzhou, led by Yan Wenliang.

   

1934

He studied at the College of Art in Hangzhou, held by Lin Fengmian.

   

1936

He joinedThe Fine Art School of  Liu Haisu, in Shanghai

  After graduating, he continued his training in Indochina, in Hanoi.
   

1943

He went to Dunhuang for two and a half years, assisting  Chang Shuhong, in the copy

 

of mural paintings, in the caves of Mogao.

   

1946

He taught at the National Academy of Art, in Beijing.
   

1949

He was a professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing

 

He joined the Communist Party, in December.

   

1953

He was commisionned to create a work that commemorated the great historical event,
  the etablishment of the Republic of China, at Tiananman square on October 1, 1949.
 

On 27.09  the painting was printed on the front page of the People's Daily.

   
 

The Founding Ceremony of the Nation, became the most famous of the official Chinese

 

Art. and was revised three times. 1955 - 1972 - 1976.

   

1950/1960

He went to Tibet Three times and created many works.
   

1973

He passed away on January 8, due a stomac cancer, at the age of 59.

   
   
   
   
   
 

Large commemorative exhibition of Dong Xiwen, to celebrate his 100th anniversary:

2014

19.12 08. 01 The Oil Painting of Chinese Style  C.A.F.A. Art Museum  Beijing  China.

   
 

Danièle Sicard

 
 

© Dong Xiwen  董希文- At Construction Site of the Railway


Dong Xiwen  "At Construction Site of the Railway"  1963
 

 

 
 

© Dong Xiwen  董希文 - Retrospective Exhibition of Dong Xiwen on His 100th Birthday


Retrospective Exhibition of Dong Xiwen on His 100th Birthday  -  poster


 
 

 

 
 

© Dong Xiwen  董希文- In Praise of the Himalayas - Oil on Canvas  1963


 Dong Xiwen  董希文  "In Praise of the Himalayas" - Oil on Canvas  1963

 
 

© Dong Xiwen  董希文-  The Founding Ceremony 1953


 Dong Xiwen  董希文  "The Founding Ceremony" - Oil Painting 1953

 


 
 

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