Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Xuan Ai

 (Born 1947)
Xuan Ai is active/lives in China.  Xuan Ai is known for child figure, portrait and landscape painting, teaching.

Biography  
Xuan Ai


Ai Xuan is one of China's significant post-Cultural Revolution painters, and is best known for his realist portraits of Tibetan nomads. Ai is the son of well-known political poet Ai Qing, and the half-brother of China's most famous dissident artist Ai Weiwei. He was born under the rule of Mao, and as a young man went on to study at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

At the end of China's Cultural Revolution Ai enlisted in the Peoples Liberation Army and was sent Sichuan, where he would spend the next ten years. In Sichuan he first saw Tibetan nomads, who would inspire him and become the primary subject matter of his portraits.

In 1981 Ai won the silver medal at the Second National Exhibition of Young Artists in Chi  ...  Displaying 750 of 2290 characters.



Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  Xuan Ai

Born:  1947 - Zhejiang Province, China
Known for:  child figure, portrait and landscape painting, teaching