Chen Guang Shi
(b. 1940 - d. 1990)
Chen Guang Shi was a native of Yongchun County, Fujian Province, who pursued the art of ink painting, calligraphy and seal carving. He was a committee of the Calligraphy Development Committee at the Malaysian Institute of Art, and had served as a judge in the national calligraphy competitions. He had held dozens of solo exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Bangkok, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Tahiti.
Chen’s calligraphy integrated the style of the Tang Dynasty Yan Zhenqing and was influenced by Singaporean Pan Shou. His brush strokes are bold and round, stressed on the elegant grace and strength of each line, expressing a sense of tranquility. Zhang Daqian, a Chinese prodigious artist, once inscribed for the title of Chen’s calligraphy and seal carving catalogue.
The above article is translated from the “Pioneering Calligraphy Exhibition by First Generation Chinese Artists” Catalogue.
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