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 Yidong Wang  (1955 - )

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Lived/Active: China      Known for: female figure and portrait painting

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WANG YIDONG/YIDONG WANG (1955 - )

1955 Born in the Yimeng Mountain area of Shandong Province, China
1982 Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing and has been teaching there ever since
1984 Participated in the 16th International Art Fair, France and the 6th Asian Art Fair, Japan
1986 Participated in 7th Asian Art Exhibition, New Delhi, India
1987 Took part in the Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, New York
1990 Joined a Group Exhibition, organized by the Modern Art Museum, Dallas, Texas. Paintings are shown at the International Art Fair in Chicago, U.S.A.
1992 Participated in the group exhibition, Oil Paintings from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing
1994 His painting Spring Wing sold at 110,000 in China Guardian Auction
1995 Participated in Vision of China-Contemporary Painting by Chinese Masters, Bangkok, Thailand
1996 Third Solo show organized by Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong Participated in the Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, held in Brussels, Belgium Participated in the Inaugural Exhibition II at the Rado Gallery, Switzerland
1997 Participated in the 10th Anniversary Chinese Oil Painting, Macau
1998 Participated in the Eastern and Western Realistic Oil Painting Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
2005 Established "China Realism" with Chen Yifei, Ai Xuan, Yang Yunfei etc.
2006 His painting Naive Times sold at 9,350,000 in Beijing Poly Auction

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China Realism-Wang Yidong, www.chinarealism.com/english/xshp-huajia-wangyidong.html

Biography from Tobin Reese Fine Art:
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Wang Yidong (1955-) is a living Chinese oil painter specializing in realist portraits. He is known for his ability to capture both the nuances of the human figure and the grandeur of a wide variety of landscape backgrounds without losing the intricacies of emotion in either. He is considered to be one of the leading proponents of realism in Chinese art today.

Wang was born in Yimeng Mountain, Shandong, China. He got his artistic start by drawing posters for the Shandong Yiyuan factory, showcasing their factory performances under the auspices of the new cultural revolution in China, centered around the work in the factory. On the basis of his early success, he began his art studies in 1972, graduating from the Shandong School of Art in 1975. He continued his art studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, graduating in 1982; upon graduation, he became a professor at his alma mater. During this period, his works gained their first public showings, both domestically and abroad in France and Japan. His painting Farmhouse Daughter gained particular fame, launching his career as an artist.

After his second graduation in 1982, Wang's works started to win awards at several different art shows, leading to several highly successful solo shows around the world. In 1994, Wang was a founding member of a group called Beijing Realism in order to support Chinese realists and display their works. Shortly thereafter, the group changed its name to China Realism when it started to admit artists from outside of Beijing.

Wang currently lives in Beijing where is a respected artist. He combines his ability to paint details of skin tone with a vast love of his rural hometown, apparent in the landscape backgrounds that he paints for his subjects.

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Ian Martyn for Tobin Reese Fine Art

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