Zhang Shaocheng

Born 1944, Hepu, Guangxi, China

Member of the Chinese Artists Association, permanent council member of the Guangdong Branch of the Chinese Artists Association, and director of the Guangzhou Academy of Chinese Paintings.

He graduated from the fine arts school attached to the Guangzhou Arts Institute in 1963, specialising in figures.  His works have a strong personal style and profound meaning and flavour, especially when expressing the rural life and customs. He has had eight works exhibited in ten national exhibitions.  His main thesis “Man in Life” was published in the journal “Fine Arts” in 1983.  The paper deals with the realism school of painting.  In 1987 he held an exhibition of his works and published “Collection of Paintings by Zhang Shaocheng”.  In the same year, he won a prize at the painting competition between the Guangzhou Academy of Arts and the Arts School of Dortmund of Germany.  The following year, he held an exhibition of his works in Tokyo, Japan and in 1990, he won the gold medal at the Guangdong Provincial Arts Exhibition.