International cultural exchange
Since the establishment of the studio, xx has received nearly 500 visiting guests/groups from Britain, Germany, Canada, Japan, France, Swiss, Finland, Russia, America, Chile, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and other countries/regions. He earned a good reputation and public praise and was acclaimed as “China Qing”.
Teaching calligraphy and painting
Since 2007, xx has offered calligraphy, traditional Chinese painting and sketch training to European, American, Southeast Asian students as well as Chinese students. 40% of them were aged from 30 to 75, 40% from 18 to 30, and 20% below 18. They were governmental officials, engineers, teachers, or students; they were bachelors, masters or doctors; the quantity of all students amounted to more than 200. The European students made such comments as “He is a patient teacher”, “He has a magic hand” and “Thanks for your teaching, that was a great experience”.
Foreword for Album of Paintings
Magic Hand Produces Magnificent Mountains and Rivers as well as Vivid Flowers and Birds
Preface for xx’s Paintings
As the old chairman of the Chinese Painters and Calligraphers Fellowship, I’m so happy to hear that xx, a young member of the Fellowship and a famous landscape painter, will publish his album of paintings and hold an exhibition in the current environment with highly developed culture thanks to reform and opening up. Although I’m very busy and very sick, I steal a moment to write down the inscription “Magic Hand Produces Magnificent Mountains and Rivers as well as Vivid Flowers and Birds” as the preface to express my sincere support and warm congratulations.
xx (originally known as xxx), painter, was born in Fushun, Liaoning, Northeastern China in 1972 and later migrated to Beijing. Due to the imperceptible influence by his intellectual parents, he loves culture and reading. As elementary, middle and high school students, he was always a quiet audience of art lessons, carefully listening to teachers’ lectures and watching their demonstrations. Then he was smitten with love for painting. He is an active extrovert. In those precious school days, he often drew some pictures of chicks, ducklings, flowers, birds, fish or insects and pasted them on the house walls for public exhibition, sincerely asking for parents’ and older sister’s comments. Father laughed after seeing his paintings, thinking he’s smart and studious and might become a painter in the future so that he encouraged him and bought him some brushes, ink, papers, pigments and albums for his imitation, study and improvement.