1909 Guangdong South school.
1912 in the Anglican, Jinling middle school.
1917 went to Japan with his brother, he went to study under the tutelage of end painter Toshima Takeji in Pacific Art Association with Mr. Nakamura fuestsu study of drawing and painting, especially like the western Van Gogh and Gauguin painting style.
Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Tokyo, Pacific, 1923. After returning to teach in Shanghai, China female school.
1924 will be held in Shanghai exhibition, Ningbo Association fame, by Guo Moruo, Yu Dafu and other radical writers composed of famous literary group "the creation society" hired as art editor, and Guo Moruo editor of the "create" magazine illustration and cover design. Shanghai normal school, Shanghai Academy of fine arts professor, in 1925, the "Oriental Art Research Institute" was reorganized into the Shanghai University of the Arts, to teach in the school.
In 1926 he went to Guangzhou at the Guangzhou art school, Middle School of Zhongshan University.
1926 to participate in the northern expedition, served as the National Revolutionary Army General Political Department of the Propaganda Department of art unit. Taught at the Shanghai Academy of fine arts I often enjoy Peking opera art, drama and painting preference, learning how to play, to increase the accumulation of life drama figure painting.
To Kunming in 1937 at the national art college. After the outbreak of the Anti Japanese War, he resigned from public office and traveled long distances to the northwest to investigate the art of the caves.
In 1942, Sichuan held a personal exhibition in Chengdu art circles caused great repercussions, Guo Moruo watch GuanLiang opera figures, that is ancient and modern as odd, and wrote "good art theory" to introduce social and praised his art of painting. Mao Dun as the inscription praises. He served as the Chongqing National Art College professor.
1945 victory of the war of resistance against Japan back to Hangzhou. A former director of the Shanghai China painting artist, a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zhejiang, China artists association.
In 1956 the Ministry of culture organized "Guan Liang personal exhibition" in Beijing, the number of days in the viewer.
In 1957, together with Li Keran in the Democratic Republic of Germany and Italy friendly visit, held a personal exhibition in East Berlin. Leipzig, "Edgar Yin Zermatt and his book was published. Since the "Cultural Revolution", "Guan Liang held Spring returns to the earth, a retrospective exhibition in Shanghai". The publication of "talk", "with the French Liang Guan Liang memoir", "collection contains Guan Liang opera character painting", "Guan Liang album", "drama ink painting Guan Liang" etc..
Mr. Guan Liang is China modern painting an indispensable master, perhaps he will be the first Western modernist painting concept Chinese traditional ink painting, created have a unique style of opera figure paintings, enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad;
Like a child.
I do not know how many times I have heard some people doubt that good painting is good, like a child. This question is difficult to answer, some say, many people say yes ah! Guo Moruo, Mao Dun, Lao She and litterateurs are his paintings, say! Qi Baishi, Huang Binhong, Pan Tianshou and other major artists and the painting to do him! If people say no, and the Germans for his initiative and give out of lucrative remuneration, Chinese painter this treatment, only Qi Baishi and Guan liang. You can't say that! Some people simply say, famous is good, valuable is good! In fact, these statements only say good painting result, but still do not fully understand. Or the question itself gives the answer - fortunately, as the child draws the.
It's not like "Laolaizi Yuqin" that kind of disgusting false children, but the art obsessed with utter innocence. It can be said that the painting is good to play out. He was 17 years old with elder brother to go to Japan, do not learn popular chemical specialty, just for fun but the employment chances of art. Later, from the Toshima Takeji painting, after-school violin, of course not to test, just fun. "Three eighty" this is not false, Guan Liang child in Nanjing, to "Liangguang hall" opera, which doomed his life to play opera, opera painting. It is not a general amateur apprentice to learn to play, buy, beard or whip, boots, diaosangzi, put it off. This painting of Peking Opera and take the camera a few stills back painting, nature is a great difference. Either do not play, play it fine, the depth of which it is the attitude of Guan liang. His paintings by modern influence, not only in the form of techniques, mainly in theory and the concept of. He said: "if we understand the theory of modern painting and modern spirit, that is absolutely not the misunderstanding of modern art, modern art berascal. A painter is to be well educated, especially in the present, or he is a craftsman." This is mildly criticized the bitterness of modern art painter. Guan Liang is an educated man, completely immersed in the world of art, his paintings, he is the sum of all education.
In the precarious, the China society will be threatened by growing crises, art tools to achieve a certain purpose to pursue the most painters, Guan's art for art attitude should be challenged. Two paintings in 1934 he joined the Guangzhou City Art Criticism: "on the beach" is the portrayal of the life and leisure ideal. "Mother and son" is a personal impression of life, the lack of consciousness of the times, did not see the roadside all around, did not hear the imperialist cannon. Just had a dream of life in a secluded studio. I do not know whether or not to read Lu Xun's letter to Li Hua, Lu Xun's opinion is not the Bible, but can help us to understand the good choice. "There are a lot of people think, should be the national national hard battle, this natural and good, but if he was not in such a vortex, it cannot, if it cannot self-willed, vivid, profound, is not an art. So in my opinion, think of an artist, as long as the expression of his experience is good, of course, is outside the study should go out, if not in what the whirlpool, then only see some common social status or."
Guan Liang is lucky, during the Anti Japanese War, Guo Moruo, and a number of cultural people to support him in Chengdu to do Peking Opera figures show, sold the paintings have the money to visit the mountains and monuments. In 1950s, when the Soviet style art was one of the only time, he had the opportunity to visit Germany with Li Keran with ink painting. Although, in the cultural revolution, he was also affected by the impact of their own efforts, the role of blisters rotten into the toilet. But much more fortunate than many of the artists in the whirlpool.
When the art is the burden of the function, the artist is to break free of the fetters, in an attempt to free expression, the pursuit of art. Obviously, there is no art without any constraint on the art, but, as long as there is the existence of art, this is not the ultimate goal of the pursuit is never stopped. If we also use the child's vision of painting, we believe that the essence of the art of close.
The trend of Guan Liang artistic value and market, the author in the late 1990s was described: "figure painting to vivid extreme, Guan Liang's unique style figure painting ink drama is epoch-making, as people raise the level of appreciation, Guan Liang's works is expected to become popular collectibles, and become the market Ohguro Ma." In recent years, with the China calligraphy and painting market start, Zhang Daqian, Fu Baoshi, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong and other first-class masters has soared, especially gratifying is that Guan Liang oil rose significantly, in 2003 his painting "dance" in Beijing Huachen won the price of 110 thousand yuan, for the first time to break the million mark in 2005; "still life" Beijing poly shot to 108 thousand yuan, 50 thousand yuan turnover at the same time, the oil painting has increased significantly. From Guan Liang works market trend, his works belong to the rise in prices, the value of the return, having given Guan Liang Chinese belongs to the first generation of the famous painter, made a great contribution to the development of China oil painting, and has a high position in the China painting history, so there is a large increase in space.
Guan Liang calligraphy works in a very long period of time do not have much market share, in mid 90s, some auction launched Guan Liang's works, if compared with traditional Chinese painting, his paintings were not what the market, ridiculously low price. Until after the 2000 performance, in 2001 his painting "Sun Wukong" three strikes in the guardian won the price of 220 thousand yuan; 2002 oil painting "inspirepad mountain" in the guardian by the price of 286 thousand yuan. The main reason for the low price of good works is the lack of understanding of the works. Remember in Guan Liang a painting, the painter Li Kuchan once with a group of students to visit, many students ask teacher Guan Liang why not put the figures standard, bitter Zen said: "good painting called dizzy with success." Li Kuchan called "dizzy with success" refers to the "image painting", and not "image painting". In this regard, Guan Liang with the most understanding of the phase.
The trend of Guan Liang artistic value and market, the author in the late 1990s was described: "figure painting to vivid extreme, Guan Liang's unique style figure painting ink drama is epoch-making, his work now might not be understood, after a few years, along with the people to raise the level of appreciation, Guan Liang the work is expected to become popular collectibles, and become the market of the big black horse." In recent years, with the China calligraphy and painting market start, Zhang Daqian, Fu Baoshi, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong and other first-class masters has soared, especially gratifying is that Guan Liang oil rose significantly, in 2003 his painting "dance" in Beijing Huachen won the price of 1 million 100 thousand yuan, the first million yuan; 2005 was "still life" Beijing poly auction to 1 million 78 thousand yuan, 500 thousand yuan turnover at the same time, the oil painting has increased significantly. From the current market trend of Guan Liang works, his works belong to the rise in prices, the value of the return, having given Guan Liang Chinese belongs to the first generation of the famous painter, made a great contribution to the development of China oil painting, and has a high position in the China painting history, so there is still a large increase in space.