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About the Artist
Born in 1957 in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, Jim Zhang majored in Chinese painting at Nanjing Art Institute from 1978-1985and earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He taught Chinese painting at Nanjing Art Institute from 1985-1986 and became an Artist in Residence at the Chisholm Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. That same year, he was given a solo exhibition titled “Tranquility of Nature,” at the Victorian Arts Center in Melbourne. Jim Zhang came to the United States in 1987 and studied studio art, receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana.

Photo: Jim Zhang

Spring Breeze, undated

“A misty morning is about to commence as a hint of sunlight illuminates the desolate landscape. A gentle breeze passes through the willow trees and the ground begins to come to life. Teal green grass presses through the melted snow and life begins again after the long winter.” These are the words of Jim Zhenhua Zhang, writing about his work, "Spring Breeze." It contains elements of traditional Chinese painting such as the diptych format and the use of calligraphy and washes to create a contemplative atmosphere.

Location: World Traditions

Watercolor and ink on rice paper. Diptych, each panel 32 inches by 32 inches