Du Hongnian, 1928-1998, is a pioneer and grand old master of modern Chinese printmaking. He is from the same generation as Chao Mei, born 1931, and Gu Yuan (1919-1996). Prints by these early giants of modern Chinese printmaking are today rare and expensive.
Du Hongnian is an artist of the era of Mao Zedong. He had joined the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Nanjing in 1950. In 1956 he learned oil painting in Shanghai at a youth art study class.
In 1958 Du Hongnian retired from the PLA and was sent to Heilongjiang province. At that time this northeast province was a huge development project to turn the wastelands into farmland.
In 1962 he became a member of the Artists Association of Heilongjiang province. During his lifetime his prints and paintings were shown in Albania, Tunis and France. Art works by Mr. Du Hongnian are in the collections of the National Art Museum of China.
Member of China Artists Association.
Member of China Printmakers Association.
Director of China Printmakers Association.
Vice president of Heilongjiang Printing Institute.
Vice president of Heinan Painting Institute.
Professional artist at the Printmaking Institute of Heilongjiang province.
There are two book publications. One is titled "The Selected Prints of Du Hongnian" and the other "The Prints of Du Hongnian". Unfortunately we have no publisher nor an ISBN number.
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