Youxian Zhang, one of China’s most famous painting masters, will present a visiting artist lecture at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Thursday, April 18.

The event begins at 5 p.m., in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.

Zhang is professor of art and director of the Fine Art College of Nanjing Arts Institute in China, where the WVU School of Art & Design has a summer painting program.

He specializes in figure, landscape, flower and bird painting and is one of China’s most famous painting masters. He has had solo exhibitions at Nanjing Normal University, Shanghai Arts Museum, Jiangsu Arts Museum, and Xiamen Arts Institute. He has been a visiting professor at Xiamen Arts Institute and at China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He has also exhibited his works in Germany and is the author of numerous books on Chinese landscape, flower, bird and figure painting.

For more information about the lecture, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.

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