Ma Changli, On the Plateau, 1981; Oil on canvas, 162x150cm

Ma Changli, born in Shanhaiguan of Hebei in 1931, stayed in China Central Academy of Fine Arts after graduation from the Painting Department in 1953, pursued his master’s degree in the oil painting class of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and served as teacher in the Oil Painting Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts after graduation in 1963. Currently, he serves as professor of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, director of China Oil Painting Society and director of China committee of the promotion of the minority art.

While devoted to the cause of artistic education, he also creates a number of oil paintings, lyrical landscape ones in particular. He has a profound understanding that landscape painting is the “speechless poetry” and the “soul ballad” of the painter, while painting is a process to reflect the artist’s inner “poetic atmosphere”. He visited Qinghai, Tibet plateau and Daqing oil field in 1960s, headed to Xinjiang and Taihang Mountain in 1970s, sketched and created works to show the forceful landscape of North China in the suburb of Beijing, Hebei, Shanxi and Henan, sketched in South China for many times from 1980s to 1990s, and was fascinated by the beautiful scenery of Malaysia and Singapore to create oil paintings of diverse styles.

About the exhibition

Duration: 2015-04-01 To 2015-04-12

Venue: Hall 1,8,9, the National Art Museum of China

Courtesy of the artist and the National Art Museum of China, for further information please visit www.namoc.org.

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