閔希文 MIN XIWEN (1918-2013)

Min Xi-Wen was born in Jiangsu, China. He taught in the department of Stage Art at the Shanghai Theater Academy, and was a member of the Chinese Artists Association. He began his artist training by studying print-making at Suzhou Academy in 1934, where he was instructed by Wu Da-Yu, Fang Gan-Ming, and Cai Wei-Lian. Min graduated in 1941 and remain at the school to teach art. In 1948, he assisted Fang Gan-Min to establish the Chinese Art Research Society. In 1982, 1987 and 1990, he held solo exhibitions at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 1998, he exhibited his artworks in New York. His art first appeared in Taiwan in 1955. In 2004, Shanghai Theater Academy specially presented “Min Xi-Wen Recent Oil Painting Exhibition.” His artworks exhibited in Japan, United States, Russia, Singapore, Guraine and more. His wrote many essays that were published in art magazine, he also published “Min Xi-Wen Art Series” and “On Sea Oil Painting Series” and more. Min Xi-Wen’s works were strongly influenced by Contemporary art, Impressionism and Fauvist. He especially admire the work of Cezanne and Matisse.

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