Song Wenzhi (1919-1999, Taicang, Jiangsu Province) studied advertising art in Shanghai when he was young. Later he became a student of Wu Hufan ( 吳湖帆 ), a master of Chinese calligraphy and painting and a renowned connoisseur and collector.

After having studied at the Suzhou Art Training Institute, he taught at secondary schools and normal universities. He joined the Jiangsu Province Traditional Chinese Painting Studio in 1957. Song Wenzhi studied classical Chinese painting techniques of the Four Wangs ( 四王 王時敏、王鑒、王原祁、王翬 ), Western perspectives and color theories, and paintings of Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, and etc.

Song was a director of the Chinese Artists Association, and a vice-chairman of its Jiangsu Branch. Many of his works have been included in international collections.

Important Art of New China 1949-1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue 1997, Beijing)
Chen Lusheng, Xin Zhongguo meishu tushi – 1949-1966 [The Art History of the People’s Republic of China – 1949-1966] (Beijing: Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, 2000) [in Chinese]
Michael Sullivan, Modern Chinese Artists — A Biographical Dictionary (Berkeley, etc: University of California Press, 2006)
Zhongguo meishuguan (ed.), 中国美术年鉴 1949-1989 (Guilin: Guangxi meishu chubanshe, 1993)

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25 Responses to Modern Chinese Painter – 宋文治 Song Wenzhi (part 1)

  1. SamuellMatthews says:

    I’ll take a look, …
    I’ll take a look, thanks for your help

  2. artvirtue says:

    I am not sure about …
    I am not sure about prints. You may search his name in Google Images or find his books from
    Science Press USA, owner Mr. Zhao Fei (732) 398-9400
    2031 US Highway 130 Ste F, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
    Mr. Zhao is currently touring in Texas for book fairs.

  3. SamuellMatthews says:

    Do you know …
    Do you know anywhere that you can buy prints of his work?

  4. artvirtue says:

    Master Song was a …
    Master Song was a modern master of Chinese painting.

  5. dinasaur2 says:

    Very beautiful book …
    Very beautiful book. The painting’s are really really superb- atmospheric light has been captured in the work.

  6. dinasaur2 says:

    Very beautiful …
    Very beautiful book.

  7. artvirtue says:

    Thank you. Have a …
    Thank you. Have a nice day.

  8. MsDylan99 says:

    Hi I have just …
    Hi I have just launched a new website called collectors-fayre, it is for everyone to show off there collections even Chinese modern art, please have a look and register.

    Thank you

  9. artvirtue says:

    Chinese landscape …
    Chinese landscape paintings are said to be livable. You may search more pictures from Google Image.

  10. jaythao2010 says:

    I want to turn to …
    I want to turn to my past life like that story long time ago. Do you have some like me in there like those pictures in youtube? I want to live in that world forever.

  11. jaythao2010 says:

    i want to go back …
    i want to go back to my past and me

  12. gillieduncannon says:

    Beautiful video. …
    Beautiful video. Would you please contact me to share with me the music? I play erhu and I like to play this kind of songs, but I don’t have a lot. Thanks a lot, an d again, great video.

  13. artvirtue says:

    You are welcome.
    You are welcome.

  14. maryimhof says:

    Thank you for …
    Thank you for sharing these incredible modern paintings. They are breathtakingly beautiful!!!

  15. artvirtue says:

    The music is ” …
    The music is “Singing in the Idle House.” I don’t have the performers’ names.

  16. bbornets says:

    Love the music. …
    Love the music. Who is it?

  17. bbornets says:

    Stunning work– …
    Stunning work–quite original, in my opinion. Thanks, Joshua, Barbara

  18. SuperChangwoo says:

    Thank you very much …
    Thank you very much!!!

  19. artvirtue says:

    Hi, I bought that …
    Hi, I bought that book from Mr. Chang. I think that’s the last one he got.
    Well, I am adding a Google link in the video description where you may download Master Song’s paintings.

  20. SuperChangwoo says:

    I called the number …
    I called the number, but just gave me a different number( Centry book store),
    they don’t have it. Thanks for trying.

  21. artvirtue says:

    World Journal …
    World Journal Bookstore ( 世界書局 ), a major distributor of Chinese books in the United States
    Mr. Hou Chang
    California, USA
    Cell: 408-472-1827 (No website)

  22. SuperChangwoo says:

    Beautiful paintings …
    Beautiful paintings!!
    Would you let me know where can I buy
    the book?

  23. artvirtue says:


  24. stefaniafans says:

    He uses the colors …
    He uses the colors amazingly!

  25. artvirtue says:

    “Singing in Idle …
    “Singing in Idle House” played in Er Hu

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