Chinese master artist to speak at ArtTalk
Published 3:00 am Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Qin Bailan is a well-known watercolor artist who has been awarded the title of one of “China’s Ten Major Art Masters.”
“We are extremely pleased and honored to have Qin Bailan in Troy and at The Studio,” said Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director. “She is an amazing artist who is also recognized as an emissary of beauty and friendship. We are excited to see her artwork and to hear her talk about her passion for art and about the process of her watercolor paintings, which are done of silk. She will have 45 of her paintings on exhibit at the ArtTalk.”
Pritchett said Qin Bailan fell in love with art as a child. At the age of 18, an illness resulted in the paralysis of her legs.
“Over the past 40 years, Qin Bailan has been diligently working and has created thousands of paintings of women and children from Chinese history,” Pritchett said. “She is a student of the history of Chinese historical and mythical characters.”
Pritchett said the figures Qin Bailan paints are beautiful and refined.
“Each painting is uniquely exquisite and expresses qualities that are simple and lifelike,” Pritchett said. “She contrasts vivid colors that bring life and dimension to the images. Qin Bailan’s work has been well received wherever it has been exhibited. She has held exhibitions in more than 50 counties around the world including the United States.”
Qin Bailan’s achievements have been commended by the international community. She has been received by Chinese leaders and many leaders of foreign nations.
Qin Bailan is a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the Chinese Artists Association. She was a deputy to the National People’s Congress and a representative of the United Nation’s World Conference of Women.