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Artist Biography

Guan Zeju (1941) hails from Yangjiang, Guangdong Province. Guan Zeju was a childhood prodigy. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Guangzhou Arts Academy, and continued his studies there in 1978. Guan Zeju, born in Canton in 1941, was a childhood prodigy. He was a successful socialist-realist painting images of the workers and portraits of Mao. Guan made his way to America and became a celebrated painter of the ballet, which culminated in the release of the book GUAN ZEJU, Selected Ballet Paintings, in 2000.

San Francisco, California: Suggesting a harmonious marriage of China's artistic and cultural past with imagery and attitudes of the present, Guan Zeju will attend his one-artist exhibition of recent paintings from his museum exhibition in China, at Weinstein Gallery, 383 Geary Street in San Francisco. "Guan Zeju has captured the emotional and intellectual climate of our times. We should pay strict attention," says gallery owner, Rowland Weinstein.For the last few years Guan challenged himself to work in secret, fusing contemporary nudes, unashamed as they pose before the images of a China that has passed. Realizing the importance of this new imagery, Guan, already known for his technical brilliance, pushed his painting to a peerless level. According to Weinstein, "The nudes are a marvel of modern realism; the period paintings in the background mirror the technique of their time." Also excited by this new direction in painting, the curator of the Guandong Museum of Art immediately arranged Guan Zeju's first museum show in over 10 years in China after seeing the new imagery.

 

Guan Zeju is a Senior Artist of the Guangzhou Art Institute and a member of the Artists' Association of China; he has served as Director of the Guangdong Provincial Branch of the Artists' Association of China and Vice-Secretary General of the Oil Painting Research Association of Guangdong, China. He currently resides in the United States where he works as a studio artist. He is also a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists and has been awarded the distinction of Honorary Overseas Artist by the Guangdong Art Institute. 1941 Zeju was born in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, China.

1957 First solo exhibition shown at Guan Zeju's junior high school over one hundred pieces of work including oil paintings, water colors and charcoal drawings.

1958 Began studies at the Secondary School affiliated with the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art. The oil painting, "Go Where Your Country Needs You," is selected for inclusion in the Guangdong Province Youth Art Exhibition.

1994 Solo exhibition of "Paintings by Guan Zeju," Mamone Gallery, San Francisco. Participant in Art Expo, New York.

1997 Participant in the Singapore International Art Exhibition.

1998 Participant in the 1998 Taipei International Art Fair.

1999 Solo exhibition of "Selections of Guan Zeju's Paintings," Memory Gallery, Hong Kong.

2000 Exhibition of "Paintings By Guan Zeju," Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA U.S.A.

Guan Zeju Paintings - Handmade Canvas Art Reproductions.