(1901 - 1986)
Tianyou Hua was active/lived in China. Tianyou Hua is known for sculpture.
Biography Tianyou Hua
In 1901, Hua Tianyou (or Hua Tingyou) was born into a family of carpenters in Jiangsu province, eastern China. Initiated to woodworking by his kin, Hua became a professor of art and music. It wasn't until quite late, in the 1930s, upon being discovered by the artist and professor Xu Beihong, that Hua began to study sculpture more intensely.
In 1933, Hua accompanied Xu Beihong to France to help prepare the first large traveling exhibition of contemporary Chinese painting, which featured works by over 70 artists. He then joined the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he chose to settle.
Although his beginnings in France proved difficult, success began to arise in 1936, when Université de Lyon acquired his bronze sculptu
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