Artist Hong Shiqing (Collection Edition)
--Xiling Celebrated Masters Series
Published by Zhejiang Culture and Art Audio-visual Publishing House, 2004
Medium: 1 VCD disc
Narration: Mandarin Chinese
Hong ShiQing was born in 1929, native of Quanzhou Jinjiang, Fujian Province. He is a professor and sculptor in Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. Professor Hong is good at Chinese painting, prints of drypoint and lithograph.
Professor Hong Shiqing, one of China’s most famous artists, is regarded as a Chinese art treasure with tremendous artistic diversity. In addition to his sculpture, he is regarded as the preeminent Chinese authority on Han and Qin Dynasty stone sculpture. For inheriting Chinese stone engraving art, in 1980s he committed to open up the "Land Art", spent several years shaping rocks into marine creations at Dalu Island near Hangzhou, that made the desert island turn into a tourist attraction. He is an official Panda Artist, having been commissioned to live with panda bears for purposes of painting them. He is a highly regarded calligrapher, carving his own wood chops. He is also a master of the ancient one finger Chinese water color painting.