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b. 1953, China

Chen Danqing Biography

Chen Danqing is an American-Chinese painter known for his realist depictions of nudes and rugged landscapes. Influenced by the paintings of Jean-François Millet, Chen empathetically portrayed Tibetan farmers and herdsman, drawing criticism from the Communist regime during the 1980s.

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Born on August 11, 1953 in Shanghai, China, he created propaganda art as teenager depicting the feats of Mao Zedong. Chen went on to enroll at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. In 1982, the artist immigrated to the United States, where he spent the next 18 years writing and painting in New York. During his time in New York, Chen befriended fellow artist and activist Ai Weiwei. In 2000, he returned to China, and became an outspoken critic against the state. Ai and Chen published the book Interviews Not About Art in 2007.

With the long lost humanity and strong personality, Chen Danqing, unlike many contemporary Chinese intellects, dares to question the social reality, and reflects and criticises many social events with a senesce of detachment that should have been possessed by an intellect. He is awarded the prizes for 'The Fifty Public Intellectuals Who Have Influenced China', '2005 Top Ten Male Elites in China', 'Elites of the Era", etc..

Chen Danqing Featured Artworks

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Chunhua Pavilion and van Gough No.2 by Chen Danqing contemporary artwork
Chen DanqingChunhua Pavilion and van Gough No.2, 2015Oil on canvas
101 x 228 cm
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Veil by Chen Danqing contemporary artwork
Chen DanqingVeil, 2017Oil on canvas
180 x 160 cm
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Just Over 60 Years Old by Chen Danqing contemporary artwork
Chen DanqingJust Over 60 Years Old, 2014Oil on canvas
138 x 92.5 cm
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Shepherd Who Goes on A Pilgrimage by Chen Danqing contemporary artwork
Chen DanqingShepherd Who Goes on A Pilgrimage, 1980Oil on paper
37.2 x 25.5 cm
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Women of Matisse's by Chen Danqing contemporary artwork
Chen DanqingWomen of Matisse's, 2014Oil on canvas
101 x 152 cm
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Shen Zhou and Dong Qichang Duo by Chen Danqing contemporary artwork
Chen DanqingShen Zhou and Dong Qichang Duo, 1998Oil on canvas
50 x 61 cm
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Secretary of Heihe by Chen Danqing contemporary artwork
Chen DanqingSecretary of Heihe, 1976Sketch on paper
36.5 x 26 cm
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Just Over 60 Years Old by Chen Danqing contemporary artwork
Chen DanqingJust Over 60 Years Old, 2014Oil on canvas
138 x 92.5 cm
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Chen Danqing Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Chen Danqing, Step Back 1968 – 2019 at Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
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2 November–28 December 2019 Chen Danqing Step Back 1968 – 2019 Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
Contemporary art exhibition, Chen Danqing, Step Back 1968 – 2019 at Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
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2 November–28 December 2019 Chen Danqing Step Back 1968 – 2019 Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing 2nd Space
Contemporary art exhibition, Chen Danqing, Disguise and Paintings from Life ​装扮与写生 at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
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24 May–30 June 2019 Chen Danqing Disguise and Paintings from Life ​装扮与写生 Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

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