董希文 DONG XIWEN (1914-1973)

Born in Zhejian, China. He was modern painter and art educator. He was good at oil painting and gouache. His painting possessed strong flavor of life and full of the characteristics of the times. From 1933 to 1939, the studied in Suzhou Meishu Zhuanke Xuexiao, Shanghai Fine Arts School and Hangzhou College of Art from Lin Fengmian, Chang Shuhong learn painting. From 1943to 1945, he went northeast to sketch and copy Dunhuang mural. When he taught in China Central Academy Of Fine Arts, he drawn in Tibetan areas several times. In 1952, he incepted Museum of the Chinese Revolution's invitation to create the painting "founding ceremony." In 1955, he sketched along China's Red Army long March route and brought back a large number of paintings. In 1964, he created the painting for the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. He served as member of National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. After China liberated, he created "the Birth of New China"" Campaign to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea" and so on. His works collected in Nation Museum of China and Nation Art Museum of China.

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