張炳南 CHANG BING NAN (b.1924)

Chang Bing-Nan was born in 1924 in Fengyuan, Taichung. After Chang graduated from business school, he entered teachers college and became a qualified teacher. Later, Chang found interest in art and studied painting under Yeh Huo-Cheng and Lee Shih-Chiaou. Chang won his first award at the Central Taiwan Arts Exhibition in 1948. Later on, Chang won numerous awards at various regional arts exhibitions. In 1970, Chang received the First Prize at the Taiwan Provincial Fine Arts Exhibition with work “Lights on Fishing Boats”. Chang was invited by Japan Fine Arts Education Association to visit Japan and South Korea and joined the Southeast Art Association in 1975. In 1983, Chang received invitations from Taiwan Provincial Museum and Taichung City Cultural Center to hold a oil painting solo exhibition celebrating his 35th anniversary as a painter and sixtieth birthday. In 1997, Taiwan Provincial Fine Arts Museum invited Chang to hold his 50th anniversary oil painting exhibition, which featured 100 outstanding works. Chang received the recognition of the Third Arts and Business Award by Council for Cultural Affairs, Executive Yuan, in 2000. Chang is currently a member of the review committee of Central Taiwan Arts Association, Southeast Art Association, and the review committee of Huludun Art Association.

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