Zhang Chongqing, born in 1931, is a native of Shandong province. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, in 1951 and became a professor at the Central Drama Institute, Beijing. He is a council member of the Chinese Oil Painting Society, and a member of the Art and Literature Committee of the Chinese Oil Painting Professors’ Association. Zhang Chongqing’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous Chinese National Art Exhibitions throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. He won the Excellent Work Prize and the Beijing City Honorary Prize at the Sixth Chinese National Art Exhibition, 1984. He also won the Excellent Work Prize at the Eighth Chinese National Art Exhibition in 1994. His paintings are in the collection of the National Art Museum of China and he has had two monographs published on his work.
Boats of Guilin, 1980
Oil on Paper
21" x 30" (53.3cm x 76.2cm)
About this work
This view of Guilin in Southwest China is along the banks of a small fishing village and while the painting provides a sense of the surrounding karst landscape and well-known Guilin mountains, the focus is really on the colorfully painted boats. Zhang Chongqing’s neo-Impressionist style is perfectly suited to interpreting the languid pace of life in this region.