Li Huasheng (Simplified Chinese: 李华生; Hanyu Pinyin: Lǐ Huáshēng) (1944 - 2018) was a Chinese artist from Yibin in Sichuan province. He received his first art training in one of Chongqing's culture halls. He met Chen Zizhuang in 1972, and studied traditional Chinese painting under him, mastering his style in just four years.

Li Huasheng
Born
Li Huasheng

1944 (1944)
Died
26 February 2018(2018-02-26) (aged 73–74)
ResidenceDujiangyan City, China
NationalityChinese
Known forPainting
MovementMaximalism

Li's fame was so great that in 1980, he was invited to showcase his art for Chinese paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. In 1985 he was elected an honorary member of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, and the following year was accepted into the Sichuan Academy of Poetry, Calligraphy, and Painting.[1]

Li's life has been extensively chronicled in Jerome Silbergeld and Gong Jisui's Contradictions: Artistic Life, The Socialist State, and the Chinese Painter Li Huasheng, and his life has been said to "[epitomize] the path of the artist in socialist China".[2]

ExhibitionsEdit

Solo ExhibitionsEdit

2016

2014

2010

2006

2005

  • Li Huasheng, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong, China

1998

  • Li Huasheng: An Individualistic Artist, Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, U.S.A.; Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong, China

1992

1991

1987

1984

Major Group ExhibitionsEdit

2017

2013

  • Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.

2010

2007

2005

2001

  • 1st Space for Contemporary Ink Work — China: 20 Years of Ink Experiment 1980-2001, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

1995

1983-85

1981

  • Rivers And Mountains Resemble Paintings: Exhibition of Paintings by Ten People, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Selected CollectionsEdit

  • National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • He Xiangning Art Museum — OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
  • M+ Museum, Hong Kong, China
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.[3]
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.[4]
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, U.S.A.[5]
  • Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, U.S.A.[6]
  • Yale University Art Gallery, Newhaven, U.S.A.[7]
  • Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.[8]
  • British Museum, London, U.K.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sullivan, Michael (1996). Art and Artists of Twentieth-century China. University of California Press. pp. 252–254. ISBN 978-0-520-07556-6.
  2. ^ Lu, Sheldon H. (March 1998). "Review: Contradictions: Artistic Life, The Socialist State, and the Chinese Painter Li Huasheng". The China Quarterly. 153: 190–191. doi:10.1017/s030574100000326x. JSTOR 655858.
  3. ^ Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection
  4. ^ Art Institute of Chicago Collection
  5. ^ LACMA Collection
  6. ^ Harvard Art Museums Collection
  7. ^ Yale University Art Gallery Collection
  8. ^ Henry Art Gallery Collection
  9. ^ British Museum Collection

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