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Charles Zhan

1959: Born in Canton, China
1973-76: Member of Youth Association of Art in Canton;
Winner in National High School art competition
1974-85: Studied and practiced at Dongyu Chen’s studio;
Student of professor’s Lau Sing and Su Urlong
1980-85: Designer for the Southern China Institute of Landscape Architectual Design,
focusing on Architecture and landscape architecture
1985: Moved to the United States
1993: Master’s Degree of Fine Art and Design at Pratt Institute in New York City
1994-Present: Ongoing exhibit at Robert Paul Galleries,
Original paintings and canvas transfers
Publication: Thirteen paintings were published and Introduced by Classic Collections

Artist Statement: In his paintings, Charles splashes his imagination on with the oil colors, lights up the canvas with broad brush strokes and delves into the articulate details with brushes and paint knives. Oil color is an excellent medium for the expression of a riot of glorious color and texture. Zhan fancies this classical color medium, so he has modified his painting style from the Chinese ink, water colors and gouche, to impressionist oil painting. To capture the magic of the countryside to perfection, Zhan repeatedly observes every scene that has ever touched his heart. He has studied and taken photos of the same view at various hours and in different seasons. “I aim to reveal the changes of color, the light and shade of the scene.”, Charles added, “I try to collect as much information as I can to strengthen my work.” Charles then completes the work in his studio. He is inspired to seize the moments he has experienced with feeling and transmit the infinte natural essence on


Price: SOLD
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 24 in. x 36 in.

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Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 40 in. x 30 in.

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Price: $3500
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 24 in. x 30 in.

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Price: $5000
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 30 in. x 40 in.

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