Monday, October 11, 2010
1925 - 1997
Huang Zhou was born in 1925 in Lixin County, Hebei Province. Even as a child Huang Zhou displayed a love and desire for painting, and at the age of 14 he began taking lessons. Huang Zhou joined the Peoples Liberation Army in 1949 as an Artist and was stationed along the northwest border areas. It was while stationed along border region of Xinjiang, that Huang Zhou was first exposed to the culture of the Tajik Minority of the region which was to become such an important element of his painting.
Huang Zhou's distinctive blending of traditional Chinese painting techniques with uniquely Western ideas of perspective and form give his paintings a "true to life" quality unique in Chinese Painting.