According to the Shandong Academy of Art, at 6 p.m. on January 5, Mr. Zhang Hongxiang, a famous oil painter and art educator and professor of Shandong Academy of Art in China, died at the age of 79.
Zhang Hongxiang, born in 1941 in Weifang, Shandong Province, graduated from the Department of Oil Paintings of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts), has served as a member of the Association of Chinese Artists, a member of the Chinese Academy of Oil Paintings and honorary chairman of the Shandong Academy of Oil Paintings.
Zhang Hongxiang is not only the outstanding representative of the first generation of oil painters in Shandong, but also one of the important founders of Shandong art education, the academic leader of national excellent teaching achievements and the first batch of \"top technical talents in Shandong Province \", according to the official of Shandong Academy of Art. Over the past 60 years, zhang hongxiang has devoted himself to oil painting creation and teaching, created a large number of outstanding works reflecting the revolutionary history and people's life of our country, with distinctive times and personal style, and cultivated a large number of oil paintings with high reputation at home and abroad.
Zhang Hongxiang's works in the 1970s and 1980s, such as \"the tyrant \",\" the victory of the festival \",\" the long street \",\" the village head\" and so on, are the classics of the creation of major historical themes in the history of Chinese art.
“In a time of intense artistic activity, I am glad that I have not given up realistic painting, but also that I have not been able to become a stubborn conservative with the development of the times and the impact of the advanced thinking of young and middle-aged artists. In more than 50 years of oil painting, I have two great feelings, one is to stick to the good things I have chosen, and the other is to keep absorbing the new elements of the times. Zhang Hongxiang had such self-evaluation in August 2016.