何多苓 He Duoling China, b. 1948
He Duoling entered the 1st cohort of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts when it restored college entrance examination in 1978. Graduated from the Master degree from the Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1982, he continues painting and living in Chengdu.
As a pivotal artist in the development of Chinese contemporary art in the South-Western region as well as iconic figure in “Scars Art”, He Duoling has been creating realist masterpieces since the 1980s along with Chen Danqing and Luo Zhongli. Known for his oil paintings of nude women and images of minorities in rural settings, He Duoling exemplifies this group of painters by his lyrical realism.
Given his important status in Chinese contemporary art, He Duoling has been widely exhibited in various museums and biennials, including “French Spring Saloons” (1982), The Louvre Museum, Paris, France; “The 2nd Asian Fine Arts Works Exhibition” (1986), Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; “Faces and Bodies from Middle Kingdom: Chinese Art of the 90s” (1997), The Prague National Art Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic; “Literati – He Duoling Solo Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (2011); “He Duoling’s The Art of Determination” Poly Gallery, Hong Kong (2018).
He Duoling is also awarded with the 6th and 7th National Art Exhibition Silver Award, Copper Award, Monaco Government Award. His works has been collected by private collectors and public institutions like National Art Museum of China, Shanghai Museum of Art and Fukuoka Art Museum.