Monday, November 11, 2019

Shen Jiawei

Shen Jiawei (1948) is a former Chinese Red Guard revolutionary and a Chinese Australian painter. He is a winner of the 2006 Sir John Sulman Prize.
Shen Jiawei was born in Shanghai and emigrated to Australia in 1989. He was largely self-taught and became popular with the Chinese government for his 'revolutionary' images of workers and soldiers. 
His best-known work from that period, "Standing Guard for Our Great Motherland" (1974) was subsequently shown in the Guggenheim Museum, both in New York City and Bilbao, in the China: 5000 Years exhibition, 1998.
Shen is also a painter of large-scale history pictures represented in major public collections; including the National Art Gallery of China and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution in Beijing.

Spain 1937 (2012) — a scene featuring a jeep-load of artists and intellectuals who took part in the Spanish Civil War

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