Shui Long Yen
(1903 - 1997)
Shui Long Yen was active/lived in Taiwan, Province of China. Shui Long Yen is known for painting.
Biography Shui Long Yen
Shui-long Yen was born in Xiaying District of Tainan City. He began to
study abroad in the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (now Tokyo National
University of Fine Arts) since 1922. He also stayed in Orchid Island of
Taiwan during the 1930s to study Taiwanese aborigines' culture and
arts. Post-Impressionism had a great influence on Yen's early works,
which illustrated in sophisticated, yet compendious form. He also had a
unique way of using strong color contrast to express warmness of
Taiwan. In 1933, he and few other artists have co- founded Tai-Yang Art
Society. In the 1940s, he started to focus on commercial arts and
tried to incorporate arts into people's daily life. He then further
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