Yan Ming,. Born in 1917. In 1936, he studied at the National Hangzhou Art Academy and later transferred to Shanghai Meizhuan. Masters from Pan Tianshou, Zhang Hongwei, Wang Shengyuan, Xie Gongzhan, and Mr. Wu Fuzhi. Member of the National Hangzhou Art School Painting and Calligraphy Research Association, which was presided over by Mr. Pan Tianshou. In 1938, there was a work to participate in the Nanyang Art Exhibition by Mr. Liu Haisu. In 1939, he participated in the "Shanghai Celebrity Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition" hosted by Mr. Wang Yachen. After that, he devoted himself to art education. After liberation, he taught at the Art Department of Jiangxi Normal University (now the Jiangxi Normal University Academy of Fine Arts), and has trained a large number of outstanding artists for the country. In addition to his many independent courses in Western painting, Chinese painting, art history, teaching methods, etc., he has written a lot of works. He has served as the vice chairman of the Jiangxi Artists Association, the honorary president of the Jiangxi Watercolor Society, the consultant of the Jiangxi Artists Association, the consultant of the Jiangxi Chinese Painting Research Association, and the vice president of the Bada Shanren Research Association. Since the 1980s, he has held individual works exhibitions at Shanghai Normal University, Shenzhen Art Museum, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Taiwan Provincial Art Museum, and Nanchang Art Museum and National Art Museum of China. The works are widely collected by art galleries and private individuals at home and abroad. His traditional skill is thick and steady, and he has made a new path. He is determined to innovate in art, and he is tirelessly exploring to make his works rich in the color of the times and personal style.

  • By: LIU KUNFU
    Professor YAN MING' painting style of his own was established after a long process of personal practice on the base tradition while the looks of the painting of his own was gradually shaped and finally formed. Pro YAN' traditional style had been improved along the route set up by SHI TAO, BADA, WU CHANGSHUO, PAN TIANSHOU, laying great stress on the running of brush and the application of ink. The...
  • By: Ke WenHui, Chinese Art Institute
    Art master YAN MING, 88, began his art study in 1936, at the XIHU Art College under the guidance of great artist LIN FONGMING and entered the SHANGHAI Art College the next year to learn from masters, LIU HAISU, WANG YACHEN, PAN TIANSHOU,WANG SHENGYUAN, WU FUZHI and ZHU WEN YUN and established a solid pictorial foundation.At the sametime,under the influence of the old master WU CHANGSHUO, he became...
  • By: MA WENXI, Professor of GUANGZHOU Academy of Fine Arts
    I am fond of Chinese Traditional Painting. To learn from it I have appreciated a great number of Chinese Traditional Paintings. As for great master HUANG BINGHONG of SHE County, every stroke and every spot applied in his works is so natural and connotative and as for Mr. YAN MING of NANCHANG, a simple perpendicular stroke applied in his painting of mountains and waters can arouse the viewers' feel...
  • By: QIAN HAIYUAN, Honorary vice chairman of HU NAN Artist Association
    Pro. YAN LING, daughter of Master YAN MING, and I were schoolmates during the 60s of the 20th century at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. It happened that there were same other students who were, like YAN LING and me, from JIANGXI Province. We, all other students from Province JIANGXI, admired YAN LING very much for her father was a famous artist who had rich experience and had succeeded greatly...
  • By: LIANG DINYING, Chief Editor of LINGNAN Fine Art Publishing House
    Real art works should reflect the inner feeling out of the dept of the artist's soul. They are a special carrier of the artist's personal experience of fate and the information of life. They are the place where the consciousness of life of the artist is rested. As a result, art work is a kind of personal behaviour and must be a very unique aesthetic feeling, vivid, rich and fresh. I do...
  • By: WANG YONG, Director of Research Institute of Chinese Arts
    What is old or new in art creation does not depend on whether the artist who makes it is old or young, especially in the realm of Chinese traditional painting,for some young painters, who do not have much experience of traditional technique, are so confined to a certain brushwork procedure imitated that their paintings look obsolete but some experienced old masters, who never cease searching and r...
  • By: KE WENHUI, Researcher of the Researching Academy of Chinese Art
    Two decades before in QINGDAO, old master LIU HAISHU always mentioned three students of his 30 years ago in SHANGHAI.They are CHEN SHEFA, LI LOGONG and YAN MING. He said, "There were very few painters of the second generation in the 20th century who knew about foreign art. They were overshadowed by their masters so it was difficult for them to be well-known. In fact they have made a lot of real ac...