林壽宇 RICHARD LIN (1933-2011)

Richard Lin was born in Taichung, Taiwan, he is a descendant of Wufeng Lin Family. Lin’s creation is based on Eastern philosophy of Laozi and Zhuangzi. He is known as the master of Minimalism and the leading artist of Taiwanese Modern Art movement. In 1952, he immigrated from Hong Kong to London, where he studied Architecture and Fine Arts at Millfield School and University of Westminster. He began to focus on his artistic career in 1957, during which he exhibited in England, Germany, Ireland, U.S. and more. In 1964, he was invited to participate in the “Documentta III” in Kassel Germany. In 1967, alongside artists Chu Teh-Chun, Chuang Che, Hu Chi-Chung, Walasse Ting and Zao Wou-ki, Richard was nominated for the “44th Carnegie International Art Exhibition”. In 1985, he received first place in the “Chinese Modern Sculpture Exhibition” organized by Taipei Fine Arts Museum. His works have been collected by art museums of international importance, such as Tate Modern in London, Museum of Modern Art in Roma, Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and National Palace Museum in Taipei - where he is the only living artist to be collected by the National Palace Museum. 

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