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- 地 区：上海-闸北
Lin Fengmian (1900-1991), born in Mei County of Guangdong Province, went to France in 1918 with a work-study program sponsored by the government. He first received further education of western paintings at Dijon School of Fine Arts and later moved to take more advanced courses at Paris National College of Fine Arts. What he studied at school was academism, yet he was deeply influenced by the then popular modernism, including post-impressionism, beastism and primitivism, especially by Matisse and Modigliani. Their influences are reflected in the Lin Fengmian’s style of integrating Chinese and western paintings. His works were once selected in France Autumn Salon. Lin Fengmian returned back motherland in 1925 and was employed as the headmaster of National School of Fine Arts of Peiping. Later, upon invitation of Cai Yuanpei, he went to Hangzhou to establish Hangzhou School of Fine Arts and acted as the headmaster. He often wrote articles to promote his innovation experience and theory integrating Chinese and western arts. In 1977, he moved to Hong Kong and persevered to work on arts innovations until his later age. He once acted as the president of Shanghai Artists Association and an artist of Shanghai Chinese Painting Institute, making great contributions for the fine arts cause of Shanghai and China. Prior to leave for Hong Kong, he stored 105 pieces of painting made during his stay in Shanghai at Shanghai Chinese Painting Institute, and soon donated all of them to the Nation. Upon his independent endowment of fine arts and bold, pioneering spirit, he has deep understanding of the essence of western fine arts, drawn good practices of western arts in a unified way. Upon his innovative and enterprising spirit, he has created a brand-new painting style distinct from ancient and other contemporary artists, refreshing people’s mind. He has become an outstanding artist integrating Chinese and western arts and make prominent national spirit. Irrespective of any aesthetic difference among people, it’s an indisputable truth that Lin Fengmian is a publicly-recognized and indispensable master of fine arts in the 20th century. He is one of the artists enjoying international popularity, a great master of China’s contemporary arts and one of the founders of modern arts education. founders of modern arts education.