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He Daqiao
He Daqiao  (1961 —         )
He Daqiao was born in 1961 in Harbin City, Heilongjiang province. He entered the People's Liberation Army Art Institute in 1976 and graduated from the Fine Arts Department in 1983. Following graduation he worked as a stage designer for the Song and Dance Ensemble of the PLA General Political Department, leaving in 1992 to work on his own as a professional artist. In 1984, his painting "The Warm Sunshine" won the Prize of Excellence at the 6th National Exhibition, Beijing. In 1987, his "Still Life" won the Prize of Excellence at the First China Oil Painting Exhibition and, in 1992, "Untitled" won the Prize of Excellence at that year's Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing. Both "Still Life" and "Untitled" are in The Hefner Collection. He Daqiao's paintings are included in private and institutional collections worldwide and can be seen in numerous group exhibitions throughout China. In 2005, his work was included in the Beijing Landscape Exhibition held at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, and in 2006, He Daqiao's work was a part of the China National Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Beijing. He Daqiao currently resides in Beijing.


 

  • Still Life, 1987
    Oil on Canvas
    28" x 31" (71.1cm x 78.8cm)

    About this work

    He Daqiao says that he chooses objects to paint that reflect Chinese life on one level or another. The things he uses in his paintings can be found in many Chinese homes, and when he paints still lifes, he believes he is communicating something about Chinese ancient culture. "Still Life" won the Prize of Excellence at the 1st China Oil Painting Exhibition in 1987.    

  • Untitled, 1989
    Oil on Canvas
    48" x 55 7/8" (121.9cm x 141.9cm)

    About this work

    He Daqiao says that he chooses objects to paint that reflect Chinese life on one level or another. The things he uses in his paintings can be found in many Chinese homes and when he paints still lifes he believes he is communicating something about Chinese ancient culture. "Untitled" won the Prize of Excellence at the 1992 Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition.   

  • Lemon and Kettle, 1992
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 20" (60.9cm x 50.8cm)

    About this work

    He Daqiao says that he chooses objects to paint that reflect Chinese life on one level or another. The things he uses in his paintings can be found in many Chinese homes and when he paints still lifes he believes he is communicating something about Chinese ancient culture.   

  • Crab, 1992
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 20" (60.9cm x 50.8cm)

    About this work

    He Daqiao says that he chooses objects to paint that reflect Chinese life on one level or another. The things he uses in his paintings can be found in many Chinese homes and when he paints still lifes he believes he is communicating something about Chinese ancient culture.   

     
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