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Chen Yifei (陈逸飞)

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Chen Yifei (Chinese: 陈逸飞; April 12, 1946 - April 10, 2005) was a famous Chinese painter, director and vision artist.


Born in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, Chinese artist-entrepreneur Chen Yifei was educated and started his oil painting career in Shanghai. After he pursued further study of fine art in the United States in the 1980s, Chen focused his artistic creativity on Chinese subjects. After years of un remitting hard work, he established his name as an outstanding Chinese painter both at home and abroad.

He was recognized by international art community for his pure style of Chinese art. The most fascinating part of Chen's career has been his attempt to combine elements from Chinese and Western traditions of both realism and impressionism.

Chen's paintings are characterized by tranquility and stillness. His paintings are realistic in style and permeated with a traditional Chinese aesthetic sensibility. Whether depicting a landscape of rivers and lakes in southern China or portraying a beautiful lady with a vivid expression, the artist's pursuit is clearly expressed: "to be imbued with Chinese spirit while using western techniques." Regardless of the theme and the style, the common aesthetic link behind all of Chen's works is a commitment to beauty.

Chen also branched out into movie, fashion and interior design in the 1990s, in an attempt to promote a style in China in line with his aesthetic ideas.

Chen died from a stomach ulcer April 10, reported to be caused by work-related stress. Thousands of people bid farewell to him at his memorial ceremony in Shanghai on Wednesday, an indication of his popularity.

Eulogy of the Yellow River (1972)

Morning (1984)

Young Cellist (1984)

Noble Tibetan Woman (2000)

Sluggish (part) (1999)

Evening Liaison (2003)

Poppy (1999)

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