Wu Zuoren in 1930 went to study in Europe, first in Paris Higher School of fine arts, later admitted to Brussels Wang studio Belgium Academy of Fine Arts Dean Bai Sitian learning. Second years of school, in the summer painting test and won the gold medal Title honors. He studied hard, mastered the professional skills, created a considerable number of oil paintings, showing extraordinary artistic ability. President Bai Sitian praised him "neither flum nor Chinese traditional painting, full of personality, but with the author". Returned home in 1935 and taught at the Centre College. During the war, with the school west moved to Chongqing. 1938, the rate battlefield painting group to the front painting. From 1943 to 1944, the Shaanxi Gansu Qinghai area to sketch, copying the Dunhuang frescoes. From 1944 to early 1945 to Tibet Plateau, in-depth ethnic minority areas, write various colors, a large number of sketches, held several exhibitions. In 1946 the National Beijing art professor and Dean, and was elected chairman of the Beiping art writers association. 1947, has held exhibitions in the United Kingdom, France, switzerland.
Wu Zuoren, born in November 3, 1908 in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, and spent his boyhood there. In 1926 Suzhou Industrial College of architecture, 1927 to early 1930 has enrolled in the University of the Arts in Shanghai, Southern Art College of the Centre College and the Nanjing Department of art, from the famous painter Mr. Xu Beihong, and participated in the southern reform movement. In his early years of sketch, oil painting, traditional Chinese painting has a deep skill; for life, the traditional stereotype.
In 1930, Wu Zuoren went to Europe to study, first in Paris Higher School of fine arts, later admitted to Brussels Wang studio Belgium Academy of Fine Arts Dean Bai Sitian learning. In the second years of school summer painting test and won the gold medal Title honors. He studied hard, mastered the professional skills, created a considerable number of oil paintings, showing extraordinary artistic ability. President Bai Sitian praised him "neither flum nor Chinese traditional painting, full of personality, but with the author".
In 1935, Wu Zuoren returned home to teach at the Centre College. During the war with the school west moved to Chongqing. The 1938 annual "battlefield sketches mission" in front of the painting. From 1943 to 1944, the Shaanxi Gansu Qinghai area to sketch, copying the Dunhuang frescoes. From 1944 to early 1945 to Tibet Plateau, in-depth ethnic minority areas, write various colors, a large number of sketches, held several exhibitions. In 1946 the National Beijing art professor and Dean, and was elected chairman of the Beiping art writers association. 1947, has held exhibitions in the United Kingdom, France, switzerland.
1950 professor and Dean of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, vice president in 1955, as president in 1958, honorary president of the year in 1979. Chinese Artists Association was elected executive director, vice chairman. 1979 was elected vice chairman of Chinese Federation, in 1985 was elected chairman of China artists association. Successively elected first to the Sixth National People's congress. In 1984 the French government awarded him the highest medal of art and literature in the Ministry of culture, and was awarded the crown Medal of honor in Kingdom of Belgium in 1985. Good at oil painting, Chinese painting.
Wu Zuoren in his later years after majoring in traditional Chinese painting, wide realm, concise and accurate with a pregnant meaning, to image combined with profound knowledge of Chinese and Western art. His artistic achievements are manifold. Have knowledge in the sketch, oil painting, art education is very deep, he created in the China painting is create new styles, zichengyijia.
April 9, 1997, Wu Zuoren dies.
The oil painting "Qi Baishi as", "Sanmenxia", "China painting map" herd camel are China art museum. Has published "India painting", "landscape painting", "painting of several opinions" etc.. The publication of "Wu Zuoren album", "Wu Zuoren", "Wu Zuoren sketch painting series", "Wu Zuoren anthology" etc.. Held a large solo exhibition at the China Art Museum in 1986. Many visits abroad, held exhibitions, committed to cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries.
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Wu Zuoren saw two thousand years ago there are two kinds of culture in the two sides of things in parallel and different blazes: one is Chinese culture, the other is a Greek culture. They represent the Chinese culture, he clearly saw two great art system, experiencing their birth, young and old age, has to change several vertical off, there are strengths and weaknesses, their climax and decline.
On this basis, the introduction of India culture, the formation of Chinese Oriental culture. The Tang Dynasty is the peak of the Chinese culture has a profound cultural foundation and strong creativity, not overwhelmed by foreign culture, but the criticism on the absorption, and make yourself more brilliant again carry forward. Therefore, Wu Zuoren believes that cultural influence each other, it is needless to say. It is open, communication, promote the development of art. Mr. Wu Zuoren soberly see the peak of Chinese painting tradition, but also deeply see the trough. See more clearly the basic rules for this phenomenon: the development of decline is normal.
In the early twentieth Century historical conditions, Mr. Wu ancestors like many artists, the active choice of western realism tradition of art, this is a historical choice. But Mr. Wu studied in the Western Europe, experience more deeply, the eastern and Western art are two different artistic systems have different aesthetic pursuit. Therefore, he did not lose self, not blindly worship western art in front of the temple, Cheng fear, but first calmly discern the development process of western realism in the art of "uphill" and "downhill", with a clear choice.