Guo Xianzhong, born in Huayang, Sichuan, China, 1941, is now resident in Chongqing, China.

Mr. Guo began studying traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy from a very young age. He later studied at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, but had to terminate his schooling early for health reasons.

He was a visiting lecturer at the Department of Traditional Chinese Painting of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1989 and deputy secretary-general at Chongqing Traditional Chinese Painting Academy in 1990. Between 1995 and 2000, he worked as deputy secretary-general at Chongqing Chinese National Culture Promotion Association to promote traditional Chinese paintings and calligraphy.

Besides specializing in landscape painting, he paints animals, flowers and plants, and figures.

In his early works, he painted inland landscapes with emphasis on brush techniques and ink use. More recently, he has focused on tropical scenery with bright hues and striking contrast. He has also added calligraphic flavor to his crane and monkey paintings.

His works were exhibited at many Chinese art galleries, and in other countries such as the United States, Japan, Canada, the Philippines and Taiwan. His works have also been published in various magazines and newspapers at home and abroad.

In 1985, his painting ‘Autumn’ was included in the New Traditional Chinese Paintings Selection published by Tianjin Fine Arts Publishing House.

He held solo art exhibitions at the Fine Arts Department of Southwest Normal University in June 1986, at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in May 1987, at Qingdao Art Gallery in September 1987, at Henan Museum in October 1987 and at Sichuan Artist Association in August 1988.

In 1988, his works were included in An Album of Modern Landscape Paintings published by Henan Fine Arts Publishing House.

In 1994, his painting ‘Night Reading’ was on display at the 2nd Asia International Wash Painting Exhibition held in Taiwan.

In 1996, his painting ‘Spring’ was on display at the 8th China National Art Exhibition.

In August 1998, he joined a Chongqing art delegation to Macau and his painting ‘The Song of the Red Woods’ was on display at the art exhibition for Macau’s return to China.

In September 1999, he led the ‘Love Toward Yangtze River’ art exhibition delegation to Manila, Philippines and his painting ‘The Late Autumn Of Ning River’ was on display at that exhibition.

In October 2000, he was invited by the Kaohsiung Municipal Social Education Hall to hold a solo art exhibition in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

In October 2012, he held a solo art exhibition at Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum, which received wide public attention and accolades (for details, please check out this link: 2012 Guo Xianzhong’s Solo Art Exhibition).

In October 2015, Mr. Guo held a solo art exhibition at Hainan Province Museum. This exhibition was named “Hainan Yi Xiang” (Impressions on Hainan) and all paintings on display featured around landscapes of this beautiful tropical island of China.

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