Cao Chunsheng, Sun, 1989; Sculpture, height 75cm

Literary Talent And Moral Integrity—Retrospective on Cao Chunsheng’s Work over the Past Sixty Years was inaugurated in the National Art Museum of China on September 10. This exhibition is the first retrospective of Professor Cao Chunsheng from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in the past sixty years. It showcases over 200 pieces of sculptures, paintings that Cao has produced since 1953.

Cao Chunsheng was born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province in March of 1937. He is a Manchu originated from Beijing. He graduated from the affiliated school of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1957 and he was sent to study abroad at Repin Academy of Fine Arts, Leningrad of the former Soviet Union. In 1964 after he returned home, he taught at the School of Sculpture, the Central Academy of Fine Arts and he used to serve as the Dean of School of Sculpture, Committee Member of Academic Committee of the Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Cao’s work has been included in many national exhibitions and won numerous awards. He has attended academic exchanges in Europe, Japan, Middle East, Hong Kong and Macau. His representative work features figure painting, including Lenin, Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai as well as group sculpture “Inspiration – Grand Union of Nationalities”, “Wrath of Serfs” , etc. Besides, he took part in the planning, design, production of the sculptures including “Chairman Mao’s Memorial Hall”, “Monument of Anti-Japanese War for Chinese People”, “Monument of Eight Women Fighters Who Sacrifice Their Lives”.

About the exhibition

Duration: September 10-17

Opening: September 10, 15:00

Organizers: China Artists’ Association, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, National Art Museum of China, Chinese Society of Sculpture, Chinese Institute of Sculpture of China Art Institute, Art Committee of National Municipal Guiding Committee of Sculpture.

Venue: Hall 1, 8, National Art Museum of China

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