林風眠 LIN FENGMIAN (1900-1991)

Lin was born in Guangdong. In 1918, Lin traveled to France on a government sponsored work study program and graduated from Paris Senior Art Institute in 1923. In 1925, he came back to China becoming principal of Beijing Academy of Fine Arts. Upon Tsai Yuanpei’s invitation Hangzhou Academy of Fine art. In 1950, he was a professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts of Huadong Institution. Lin stayed in Shanghai since 1951 after leaving Institution of Huadong. He was vice-chairman of National Artist Association Shanghai branch in 1960. Lin was in prison during Cultured Revolution period in 1967 and was released in 1972. He moved to Hong Kong in 1977 and died in 1991. He studied west oil painting at beginning and on devoted into Chinese ancient paintings.

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