Did You Know That …?
- Cheng Shan-hsi studied under a wide group of Eastern- and Western-style painters, including master painters such as Lin Yu-shan (林玉山), Liao Chi-chun (廖繼春), Lee Tze-fan (李澤藩), and Huang Chun-pi (黃君璧).
- Always eager to explore new methods of expression, he added color to traditional black-and-white ink paintings and even scoured second-hand books offered by roadside vendors to look for ideas in Western magazines and comic books.
- He came to the realization that the traditional techniques of classic Chinese ink painting should not be limited to revering the so-called literati subjects. He has since chosen to record the everyday life and people of Taiwan using his classically trained craft.
Read more about the venerable ink painting master here or scroll down for his paintings.