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Chen Wen Hsi | 1905 – 1992

Chen Wen Hsi is one of Singapore’s pioneer artists, known for his avant-garde Chinese paintings.He was born in Baigong in Guangdong province, and had his early education at Chen Li Primary School and St. Joseph Middle School.

chen wen hsi (21)After graduation from secondary school, Chen Wen Hsi decided to study full-time in fine art at the Shanghai College of Art in 1928, despite his uncle’s objection. Unhappy with the college, Chen transferred to the Xinhua College of Art in Shanghai, where he was taught by renowned artists such as Pan Tianshou, with half of his classmates a year later. It was at Xinhua that he became acquainted with Chen Jen Hao, Chen Chong Swee and Liu Kang, all of whom were to become Singapore’s Nanyang pioneer artists and art educationists. After four years at Xinhua, Chen graduated and returned to Baigong.


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傅抱石 | Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)

傅抱石出身贫寒,生于江西南昌,祖籍新喻县章塘村,原名长生,13岁时改名瑞麟;17岁时自号“抱石斋主人”,改名为傅抱石。少年时代曾为瓷器店学徒和补伞匠,受清朝山水画家石涛的风格启蒙,1921年考入江西第一师范学校,1933年留学于东京日本帝国美术学校(今武藏野美术大学),1935年7月在中央大学艺术系担任教职,以山水画成名。并致力于美术史和绘画理论的写作,出版过《中国绘画变迁史纲》、《国画源流概述》、《中国古代山水画史研究》。1965年9月29日因脑溢血病逝南京,享年61岁。

1980年代开始,傅抱石的作品因拍卖价高而受到注目,一开始是苏富比在香港以18万港元卖出《湘夫人》。1984年以200万港元卖出《唐人诗意》图。1989年以340万港元卖出《九张机》。

1990年代傅抱石的作品更受欢迎,由拍卖价可看出,1992年以209万港元卖出《杜牧诗意图》。1993年以167万港元卖出《高山仰止》图。1996年《湘夫人》再度以高价1078万港元成交,创下当时中国现代绘画拍卖的最高价位。

位于汉口西路上的傅抱石故居

目前中国南京建有“傅抱石纪念馆”,已1990年10月开幕。

2009年佳士得秋季拍卖:傅抱石作品《杜甫诗意图》(设色纸本,镜框,1944年作,纵208厘米,横59.5厘米)以60,020,000港币(7,780,105美元)成交价夺得全场桂冠,并创傅抱石个人作品拍卖成交最高纪录。

2010年香港佳士得秋季拍卖中,傅抱石的力作《琵琶行》成为最受瞩目的焦点,以7,008万港币成交,刷新纪录。

Fu Baoshi, or Fu Pao-Shih, (1904-1965) was a Chinese painter from Xinyu, Jiangxi Province. He went to Japan to study the History of Oriental Art in the Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1933. He translated many books from Japanese and carried out his own research. In painting itself, he brought Japanese visual elements to the Chinese ink painting tradition.

He was the Director of the Jiangsu Province Chinese Painting School and a Vice-Chairman of the Federation of Chinese Artists. He also taught in the Art Department of Central University (now Nanjing University).His works of landscape painting employed skillful use of dots and inking methods, creating a new technique encompassing many varieties within traditional rules. He was able to create an old, elegant style through his integration of poetic atmosphere and painting techniques. He has held many personal exhibitions in China and has won favourable comments.

Fu had strong feelings towards the land of China. During his travel to many places, he recorded the splendors of the rivers and mountains, drawing inspiration from nature and becoming the representative landscape painter of his time.


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丰子恺 | Fong Tse Ka (1898-1975)

fengzhikai55丰子恺, FONG TSE KA (1898-1975)原名丰润,中国现代画家、散文家、美术教育家、音乐教育家、漫画家、书法家和翻译家。丰子恺者,本名丰润,字子恺,浙江崇德石门湾人也。光绪二十四年1898生,有六姊,他的母亲将他生下来后,由于父母亲十分喜爱他,取小名“慈玉”。他在家乡念小学时,有一次,乡下要搞什么选举。小学老师说,乡下人文化低,笔画多的字不好写,为日后考虑,名字应尽量用笔画少的字,因此,“润”字改为“仁”字,老师说,浙江读音“仁”与“润”差不多,“仁”在意义上与“慈玉”的“慈”接近,因此,他的名字就叫“丰仁”了。他就以这个名字进入杭州浙江第一师范学校。师从李叔同学音乐、绘画,从夏丏尊学国文。毕业,与刘质平、吴梦非、刘海粟、姜丹书创中华美育会,办《美育》杂志。又与质平等创办上海艺术专科学校,教西洋美术。

在第一师范时,他因善于写文章,国文常得第一名,很受国文老师单不庵的器重。单不庵觉得在“丰仁”这个单名之外应该有一个双名,而“慈玉”是小名,应另取一个名字。因此单不庵就给他取了“子顗”。后改为“子恺”(“恺”与“顗”同,均为安乐意)。从此,他就取名叫“丰子恺”了。后来写文、作画均用此名。

丰子恺在早期作画时,曾用TK署名。那是“子恺”二字的英文拼写缩写。当时的子读作“TSU”。

丰子恺自幼爱好美术,1914年入浙江省立第一师范学校,从李叔同学习绘画和音乐。另一位对他有较大影响的老师则是夏丏尊,他称李叔同对他的教育方式为“爸爸般的教育”,而夏丏尊老师的则为“妈妈般的教育”,这两位老师,尤其是李叔同,对他的一生影响甚大。1918年秋,李叔同在杭州虎跑寺出家,后丰子恺曾作文《怀念李叔同先生》以纪念恩师。1917年与同学组织桐荫画会。1919年师范学校毕业后,与同学数人在上海创办上海专科师范学校,并任图画教师。1921年东渡日本短期考察,学习绘画、音乐和外语。1922年回国到浙江上虞春晖中学教授图画和音乐,与朱自清、朱光潜等人结为好友。回国后从事美术、音乐教学,曾任上海开明书店编辑、上海大学、复旦大学、浙江大学美术教授。同时进行绘画、文学创作和文学、艺术方面的编译工作。1924年,与友人创办立达学院。抗战期间,辗转于西南各地,在一些大专院校执教。文艺刊物《我们的七月》4月号首次发表了他的画作《人散后,一钩新月天如水》。

1925年成立立达学会,参加者有茅盾、陈望道、叶圣陶、郑振铎、胡愈之等人。1926年,任教职于上海艺术大学。1929年被开明书店聘为编辑。1931年,他的第一本散文集《缘缘堂随笔》由开明书店出版。七七事变后,率全家逃难。1937年编成《漫画日本侵华史》出版。

1939年任浙江大学讲师、副教授。1942年任重庆国立艺专教授兼教务主任fengzikai66。1943年结束教学生涯,专门从事绘画和写作。陆续译著出版《音乐的常识》《音乐入门》《近世十大音乐家》《孩子们的音乐》等面向中小学生和普通音乐爱好者的通俗读物,为现代音乐知识的普及作了许多有益的工作。1946年返上海。出版画册《子恺漫画选》。1952年后历任上海文史馆馆员、中国美术家协会上海分会副主席、中国美术家协会常务理事、上海市对外文化协会副会长、上海市文联副主席、全国政协委员、上海中国画院院长、中国美术家协会上海分会主席,上海文学艺术界联合会副主席等。工绘画、书法,亦擅散文创作及文学翻译。

丰子恺,是中国现代受人敬仰的漫画家,散文家。他的绘画,文章在几十年沧桑风雨中保持一贯的风格:雍容恬静,其漫画更是脍炙人口。丰先生作品流传极广,失散也很多,就是结集出版的五十余种画册也大多绝迹于市场,给读者带来极大遗憾。在丰子恺先生的作品中,漫画恐怕是最为著名的了。往往是寥寥几笔,就勾画出一个意境,比如《人散后,一钩新月天如水》,几个茶杯,一卷帘笼,便是十分心情。丰先生的许多漫画,都是以儿童作为题材的,例如《阿宝赤膊》《你给我削瓜,我给你打扇》《会议》和《我的儿子》。读丰先生的儿童漫画,让我们这些所谓的成人都觉得惭愧。什么时候,我们这个世界,能少一些欺诈,多一些执着,多一些自然,多一些淡泊。

早在二十年代他就出版了《艺术概论》《音乐入门》《西洋名画巡礼》《丰子恺文集》《丰子恺散文集》等著作。他一生出版的著作达一百八十多部。

丰子恺的散文,在中国新文学史上也有较大的影响。主要作品有《缘缘堂随笔》《辞缘缘堂》《缘缘堂再笔》《告缘缘堂在天之灵》《随笔二十篇》《甘美的回忆》《艺术趣味》《率真集》《护生画集》(共9部)等。《白鹅》被编入初中一年级、四年级课文、《竹影》被编入初中一年级课文,《手指》被编为初中、小学六年级课程。这些作品除一部分艺术评论以外,大都是叙述他自己亲身经历的生活和日常接触的人事。

1898年11月9日,丰子恺出生在浙江省崇德县。由于是同辈中唯一的男孩子,他自小时候便被包围在脉脉的温情中,使他总是以温柔悲悯的心来看待事物,发散在他的笔下,就变成平易的文字和纯真的画风。

1914年,丰子恺考上了浙江省立第一师范学校。在这所学校里,丰子恺结识了对他的一生产生重大影响的两位老师——李叔同和夏丏尊。前者不仅给予他音乐和美术上的启蒙,也在为人处世上为他作了榜样;而后者所提倡使用生动活泼的白话文、如实地表现自己真实的感受的主张,则始终被他奉为圭臬,成为他以后散文创作中的最可亲可爱的特点。在这两位与他情谊深厚的老师那里,丰子恺找到了伴随他一生的三样东西——文学、绘画和音乐。

1918年,李叔同出家为僧,丰子恺自此与佛教结缘。

1919年学校毕业,组织发起“中华美育会”。创《美育》杂志。创办了中国教育史上第一所包括图画、音乐、手工艺各科的艺术师范学校——上海专科师范学校。

1926年,丰子恺参与发起和创办开明书店。

1927年11月,从弘一法师皈依佛门,法名婴行。

1933年,故乡新居“缘缘堂”落成,自此专心译著。

1943年,丰子恺来五通桥卖画,结识指点李道熙。

1975年9月15日逝世。

FONG TSE KA (1898-1975),Chinese modern painters and essayist, art educator, music educator, cartoonist, calligrapher and translator. FONG TSE KA was born in 1898 in zhejiang.He had six sisters. his parents very loved him named “ci yu”. FONG TSE KA was studied in Hangzhou first normal school. Li Shu Tong was his teacher of music and painting. After Fong Tse Ka guraduated, he established Chinese Aesthetic Education Association with Liu Hai Su, Liu Zhi Ping, Wu Meng Fei, Jiang Dan Shu and Magzine Mei Yu. And established Shanghai Academy of Arts with Liu Zhi Ping, teaching western painting.

At the early stage of Fong Tsu Ka’s painting, he used TK in his artworks. FONG TSE KA loved art from childhood. He went into Hangzhou first normal school in 1914. Li Shu Tong taught him music and painting. Xia Gai Zhun taught him sinology He called Li Shu Tong was father teacher and Xia Gai Zhun as mother teacher. He was influented by Li Shu Tong in his future. In the fall of 1918, Li Shutong became a monk in Hangzhou tiger run temple, and later Feng Zikai wrote a memorial to his teacher “miss Li Shutong”. Fong Tse Ka organized Tung Yin Painting Society in 1917. After graduated from normal school, established Shang Hai normal college with several students teaching painting. He studied painting, music, and foreign languange in Japan. And retured to Zhe Jiang Shang Yu Chun Hui middle school as a painting and music teacher. He made friends with Zhu Ziqing, Zhu Guangqian and others. He was worked as an editor at the Kai Ming bookstore,and worked as a art professor in Shanghai University, Fu Dan university and Zhejiang university.At the same time, he was painting,and did some literature and literary and artistic aspects of the series translation work. He established Li Da college with friend. During the war he was travelling all over the Southwest of China taught in some schools.

He establised Li Da sociaty, Mao dun, Ye sheng tao, Cheng wang dao, Zheng zheng duo, Hu yu zhi were the members of Li Da sociaty in 1925. Fong Tse Ka worked in Shanghai art university in 1926, and as an editor in Kai Ming book store. 1931 Kai Ming bookstore published his first essay collection. After July 7 incident 1937 he escaped with his family. He edited “cartoon of Japanese invasion of China” . He bacame professor of zhe jiang university in 1939, and professor of Chongqing National University. In 1943, he completed his teaching career, specializing in
painting and writing. Then published “Music knowledge” “Introduction to music””Children’s Music”books for children It has made a lot of work for the popularization of modern music knowledge.FONG TSE KA returned to Shanghai in 1946 published ” Tse Ka cartoon collection”. He worked for Shanghai literature and History Museum. Vice chairman of Shanghai branch of China Artists Association, Standing director of China Artists Association,Vice president of foreign culture association, Vice president of Shanghai literary and Art Federation, Member of the CPPCC National Committee, Dean of Shanghai Chinese Academy of painting, China Artists Association Shanghai branch Chairman,Vice president of the Shanghai Federation of literary and art. FONG TSE KA was a respected modern cartoonist and essayist in china. His paintings and articles to maintain a consistent grace style in the decades,the comic is well-known. Unfortunately there are a lot of Fong Tse Ka’s artworks lost, even published more than 50 album mostly disappeared in the market. cartoon is the most famous artworks of Fong Tse Ka. A few pens describe a scenario vividly.Most of Fong Tse Ka’s artwork are based on children.


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范昌乾 | Fan Chang Tien (1908-1985)

范昌乾 (1908-1985),字鹤丹,号园丁、园翁。广东揭阳人。毕业于上海艺专,师从王一亭(白龙山人)、诸闻韵 (诸乐三兄长)、王个簃、潘天寿等人,擅长国画,尤善花鸟。新加坡著名画家。

fangchangqian范昌乾先生广东省揭阳县炮台区人。十六岁于汕头艺术师范学校毕业后即往上海新华艺专就读,师从诸闻韵,俞寄凡等大师。1929年进入上海昌明艺术专科学校攻读国画研究科。昌明艺专创办人吴东迈并兼任校长,名誉校长王一亭,王个簃为国画系主任。廿五岁那年先生回到汕头,与孙裴谷,高振之等组织艺涛画社并开课授徒,出版画集,活跃于潮州画坛。

退休后范老师的生活更加多姿多彩,写诗,作画,篆刻,养兰,开课授徒当时好多学生都上门拜师学艺,60年代的学生有陈绍易,林子影,赖瑞龙,陈玉英,陈耀碧,林家雄等。70年代有王国柏,黄永春,李淑芝,黄碧云,蔡逸溪,庄耿文等。

 

Fan Chang Tien (1908-1985) courtesy name hedan, art name dingyuan, yuanwen, wafangchangqian31511161_26s born in guangdong province. His teacher was Wang Yiting, Zhu Wenyun, Wang Geyi, Pan Tianshou. Fan Chang Tien was good at chinese painting follower & bird. Fan Chang Tien was a famous pioneer Singapore artist.

Fan Chang Tien as graduated from Shantou art normal school and study in shanghai xinhua art institution when he was 16 years old. 1929 he studied in Shanghai changming art school major in Chinese painting. Honorary president Wang Yi Ting was his teacher. And Wang Ge Yi was head of Chinese painting department. 25 years old he returned to Shantou to organize Yitao painting sociaty for teaching Chinese painting. He published his painting album and active in Chao Zhou art world.

Retired teacher Fan Chang Tien’s life was more colorful, poetry, painting, carving, orchid, classes and apprentices at that time many students come to learn,Many students were enrolled in the course to his home. 60s students were Ling Cher Eng, Nai Swee Leng, David Lam Ka Hung, 70s students Chua Er Kay……


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董寿平 | Dong Shouping (1904-1997)

董寿平出身于诗书世家,董寿平高祖董霁堂为清中叶著名书法家,祖父董之焕为清翰林,以诗书著称于世。董家收藏文物书画甚丰,海外闻名。董寿平自幼受家庭熏陶酷爱书画,刻苦自学。初画花卉后研山水,尤以画梅竹及黄山风景而著称于世。1931年书画问世即蜚声京华,获得中外人士的好评。dongshouping4afbfbedab64034f51f63b4cafc379310a551d441938年后在西安、成都等地从事书画创作。新中国成立后,供职北京荣宝斋,从事编辑、创作、鉴定及培养专业人才的工作。无计其数的作品入选国内外大型美术展览或发表于专业报刊。曾多次应邀出国访问并举办个人画展。出版有《董寿平画辑》、《董寿平书画集》、《书画大师董寿平》、《董寿平谈艺录》、《荣宝斋画谱·董寿平画集》等。代表作品有《黄山云海》、《人字瀑》、《大渡河》、《雨后黄山》、《黄山风雨》、《二郎山之晨》、《娄山关》、《墨竹》、《墨梅》、《风竹》、《劲节迎风》等。同年邓颖超访问朝鲜时,以他的画赠送朝鲜政府。他的书画作品流传到海外的很多,尤以日本、香港为甚。国内除 “董寿平纪念馆” 集中收藏他的作品外,各大美术馆皆藏有董寿平作品

当代著名画家、书法家。出身诗书世家。董家收藏文物书画甚多,海外闻名。董寿平受家庭影响,自幼就喜爱书画。董寿平善画梅竹,朱砂红梅堪称绝技;写竹时笔墨简练,坚挺轩昂,构图空灵,以书法为之,浑厚古朴。所写墨松富有生活气息,笔墨苍劲,繁简相宜。山水画卷则多以黄山奇峰老松为题材,不拘峰石之形似,而求整幅气韵的统一,在画界享有“董梅”、“寿平竹”、“黄山巨擘”的雅誉。国内除“董寿平纪念馆”集中收藏他的作品外,各大美术馆也都藏有董寿平作品。 他的书法艺术富有个性,苍劲刚健、古朴潇洒、神形兼备、气度豪放,显示出了他那高尚的精神境界、渊博的学知和刚正不阿、胸怀坦荡的品德。他的作品多次在国内外展览,并被国内外美术馆、博物馆收藏。荣获“富士美术奖章”dongshouping3514

Dong Shouping’s grandfather Dong Dong Zhihuan was member of the Qing Dynesty Imperial Academy. His grand grand father Dong Jitang was a famous calligrapher in middle of Qing Dynasty. Dong Shouping was born in a art family and love Chinese paintings and calligraphy since childhood. And he study very hard. He became famous  in Jing Hua in 1931. He had engaged in
painting and calligraphy related work in Xi’an, Chengdu and other places after 1938. He had work in Studio of Glorious Treasures as an editor, painter, identifier, and teach talents after the founding of P.R of China. Many his artworks published in the newspaper, magazine or exhibitions. Pubished 《Dong Shouping album》、《Dong Shouping painting and calligraphy》、《Master Dong Shouping》、《Dong Shouping notes on art》、《Studio of Glorious Treasures Dong Shouping album》His famous artwork《Mountain Huang Shan》、《Waterfall》、《The Dadu River》、《Mountain Huang Shan after raining》、《Mountain Huang shan》、《Morning of Erlang Mountain》、《Loushan Pass》、《Bamboo》、《Plum》、《Bamboo in the wind》、《Strong pitch upwind》

 

Dong Shouping was born in a famous poetry family since middle of Qing Dynasty, which collected a lot of antiques and paintings. Due to the family education, Dong Shouping likes painting from childhood. He was good at drawing plum and bamboo, was famous for Cinnabar red plum. Drawing bamboo concisely, Imposing and strong. Essence of the calligraphy the layout is ethereal. Dong Shouping always drew pine on the peak of Mount Huangshan. Pursue the unity and spirit of the whole artwork. Known as “Dong plum” “Shouping bamboo” and “Giant Mountain Huangshan”. Dong Shouping Memorial Hall collected his artworks in China, and other museum also exhibits his artworks. His calligraphy is very unique, vigorous, energetic, Simple and unsophisticated, graceful in shape, bold and unconstrained in form. It shows his noble spiritual realm.His artworks have been exhibited many times inland and abroad, and have been collected by many art museums.Awarded the “Fuji fine arts medal”.