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Lu Runeng is from the generation born before World War II and one of the pioneers of modern Chinese printmaking in the era past the Cultural Revolution. Some of his prints like "Twisting", "May" or "Sister and Brother" will one day have an outstanding place in Chinese printmaking history. Mr. Lu Runeng retired and does not create prints any longer.
Lu Runeng was born in Kunming in 1939. He graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts University in 1965. Mr. Lu Runeng is an artist of Qujing Art Institute and an artist of National Class 2. He is a member of Chinese Artists Association.
His works ware selected to participate in many national art exhibitions. Works by the artist were also shown in the United States of America, Japan, Italy, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He was awarded with the "Luxun Printmaking Prize for Excellent Print Artists in the 1950-1960s" by the Chinese Printmaking Association in 1997, and enjoyed the title of a national-level artist with an allowance from the State Council.
In November 1990, his print "Twisting" (Spinning), an elegant and imposing print acquired the gold prize of the 10th National Chinese Printmaking Exhibition held in Hangzhou. The judges gave high praise to "Twisting":
"This reduction woodblock print from Yunnan with its rich color and life flavor and strict shaping is one of the best in recent years."
The print "Twisting" demonstrates the profound maturity in printmaking of Lu Runeng, a Qujing printmaker, in structure, color and composition.
Lu Runeng retired and stopped to create print works since then.
The following display shows several known woodblock prints by Lu Runeng.
The title of this print was translated from Chinese in different versions: "Twisting Thread", "Spinning" or "Twiddling Yarn". It shows a young woman from Yunnan spinning yarn. A sleepy cat is enjoying a nap.
The edition size is 10. The print was made in the technique of a reduction woodblock print in 1990. It was printed on a thick, solid, glossy Chinese paper in oil-based colors. The image size is ca. 22.5 inches = 58.0 cm (width) and 27.5 inches = 69.5 cm (height).
This print won the Golden prize of the 10th National Print Exhibition of China in 1990. It was considered as a milestone of the reduction print technique kept in a realistic style after the end of the Cultural Revoluton.
The image shows a girl from the ethnic minority of the Naxi in Yunnan province. The print was shown at the 14th Chinese National Printmaking Exhibition and was collected by the Shengzhou Printmaking Museum.
The edition size is 10. The print was made in 1990 in the technique of a conventional woodblock print and printed in oil-based inks. The image size is ca. 23.5 inches = 60.0 cm (width) and 23.5 inches = 60.0 cm (height).
This print shows two Tibetan children with yaks in the background. This reduction woodblock print participated in the 13th Chinese National Printmaking Exhibition and in the 9th Chinese National Fine Arts Exhibition.
The edition size is 8. It was made as a reduction woodblock print in 1999 and printed in oil-based colors. The image size is ca. 23.0 inches = 59.0 cm (width) and 23.5 inches = 60.5 cm (height).
The print shows a scene from Yunnan province in China. It was made in conventional woodblock technique in an edition size of 10 and printed with oil-based colors. The image sizes are 24.0 inches = 60.0 cm (width) and 22.5 inches = 58.0 cm (height).
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