Liang Yehong is well known for his paintings of lotus and plum blossoms, subjects that he has focused on and perfected during the course of an artistic career spanning almost 40 years. His depictions of flowers are lively and meticulous, combining fine line work with free ink washes and subtle colours in harmonious compositions.
Born in Panyu, Guangdong Province, China, in 1934, Liang Yehong studied with Professor Fa Yin Ding, one of the founders of the Lingnan School of painting. This art movement in southern China in the early 20th century, revolutionary at the time, was the first real attempt to revitalize the stagnant Chinese ink painting tradition. The aim of the Lingnan School painters was to develop a new National Painting (xin guohua), incorporating elements of Western and Japanese realism, but still using Chinese ink painting as the basis of their style.
The importance of the lotus over centuries of Chinese art is due largely to its symbolism. Rising fresh and beautiful from the mud, the lotus flower represents creative power and purity amidst adverse surroundings. Plum blossoms, meanwhile, are one of the first signs of spring, heralding the return of life and hope after winter. Liang Yehong has earned a high reputation for his interpretation of these subjects, which remain important in Chinese painting today.
Born in Panyu, Guangdong Province, China
Studied under Professor Fa Yin Ding, one of the founders of the Lingnan School
|1950's||Paintings displayed in National Young Artists Exhibitions|
|1989||First Prize, Chinese National Arts Exposition, Beijing|
Excellence Award, Guangzhou Art Exhibition of Works by Famous Artists and Calligraphers
Member of the Chinese Artists Association
Deputy Chairman, Guangzhou Artists Association
Member of the Standing Committee, Guangdong Arts & Crafts Association
President, Guangzhou Xiang Xue Calligraphy & Painting Society