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Native Painter Donates 30 Works to Chongming

2017-12-28

In 2017, Mr. Ding Guanjia generously donated 30 traditional Chinese paintings that he diligently created to depict the beach wetlands to Chongming, and his affection for the native land and support for the public cultural undertakings in his hometown are worth admiring with gratitude. Today, the “Reeds, Yingzhou: Exhibition of Ding Guanjia-Donated Works on Chongming Wetlands” was held at Chongming Art Museum. At the same time, Chongming Museum also held the inauguration ceremony for "Ding Guanghua Art Museum" and the "Ink and Wash: Exhibition of Ding Guanjia Works on Water " at Minglun Hall of Chongming Scholastic Palace.
 
Born on Chongming Island in 1937, Ding Guanjia graduated from Fine Arts Department of Nanjing Normal University in 1960 and studied under the masters of Fu Baoshi, Ya Ming and Cheng Shifa. He served as vice president and president of Zhenjiang Chinese Painting Academy for 20 years. With more than 20 individual art exhibitions held at home and abroad, Ding published more than 10 albums of paintings, and his works have been collected by the National Art Museum of China, China Artists Association, Jiangsu Art Museum and the provincial museums in Anhui, Guangdong, Zhejiang and other provinces as well as Kunsthalle Mannheim in Germany and other international art institutions. Now Ding is a member of China Artists Association and China Calligraphers Association and a national class-A artist, and enjoys the special allowance of the State Council.
 
Ding's landscape paintings express his emotions in depiction of water with strong and light lines and shades to create a simple and profound style, and the unity of form and spirit in pattern, coupled with flexible and changing light and colors, results in strong appeal and power, giving people an abundance of visual pleasure.

 
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