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Mr. Kang Yongming is a well-known representative of a special Chinese printmaking technique named "fenyin". The characteristics of "fenyin" is the use of gouache colors. The technique was developed at the end of the Qing Dynasty (1911). Art works by the artist are in the collections of National Chinese museums and of museums in Germany (Munich) and Japan.
Mr. Kang Yongming was born in 1943 in Tianjing city. Before his retirement he was president of the Tanggu Art Institute. In the official ranking of the Chinese State Department he had reached the highest level of a national first grade artist. Apart from his printmaking activities, he is also a famous artist of Chinese traditional painting.
Kang Yongming is one of the representative of Tanggu printmakers. He had studied printmaking with the famous artist Zhang Zuoliang (born 1927). In 1990 he was awarded as "Chinese Outstanding Printmaker". The same year he received the prestigious Luxun award by the National Chinese Printmakers' Association.
Preferred subjects of the artist are mostly landscapes. Kang Yongming uses the technique "fenyin". This is a term - named after the province where it was invented - to describe the use of gouache colors for printmaking. "Fenyin" is often applied on black paper. The technique of "fenyin" originates form the end of the Qing Dynasty (1911).
Many of Kang Yongming's artworks were honored at provincial and national art exhibition and are in museums inside and outside of China.
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