Sunday, March 28, 2010

(Social) Realism: China

Yan Wenliang (1893-1988)

Yan Wenliang (1893-1988) was a great fine art educator and landscape painter of last century.

Yan Wenliang The Red Sea 1928

Zhang Chongren
Zhang Chongren was an oil painter and a sculptor.

Zhang Chongren Street of Shanghai 1939

Wu Zuoren (1980-1997)
Wu Zuoren (1980-1997) was born in Jiangsu Province. He was a native of Jing County, Anhui. In age of 20, He successively studied in Shanghai University of Fine Arts and the Art Department of South China Institute of Fine Arts.

Wu Zuoren Tibetan Girl Carry Water 1946

Yang Qiuren (1907-1983)
Yang Qiuren (1907-1983) was a native of Guilin, Guangxi. He was the vice president and a professor of Guangzhou Fine Arts Academy before death.

Yang Qiuren Morning of the Power Station Site 1972

Chang Yong

Chang Yong Choosing seeds 1982

Maimaiti Aiyit

Maimaiti Aiyiti June 1985

Yan Ping
Yan Ping is a female painter born of the New Generation. She was born in Jinan, Shandong in 1956. From 1976 to 1983, she studied in WuQi Art School for three years. She graduated from Shandong College of Arts in 1983.

Yan Ping Mother and Son 1995

World (Social) Realist Art (Index of Countries)
This blog page is part of an ongoing project by artist and part-time lecturer Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin ( to explore Realist / Social Realist art from around the world. The term Realism is used in its broadest sense to include 19th century Realism and Naturalism as well as 20th century Impressionism (which after all was following in the path of Courbet and Millet). Social Realism covers art that seeks to examine the living and working conditions of ordinary people (examples include German Expressionism, American Ashcan School and the Mexican Muralists).

Click here for (Social) Realist Art Definitions, World (Social) Realism and Global Solidarity, Art and Politics, Social Realism in history and Country Index.

Suggestions for appropriate artists from around the world welcome to

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