Retrospective for veteran painter

( ) Updated: 2014-09-03 07:00:00

Ren Mengzhang, 80, is celebrating six decades of oil painting and art education with a grand retrospective at the National Museum of China. The exhibition displays 80 paintings and sketches that chronicle his exploration on the canvas at different stages of his career. It looks back at his production of "red classic" history-themed works, including the signature Pingxingguan Victory. It presents the works created during his studies at a training class taught by then-Soviet artist Konstantin Maksimov in the 1950s. It also shows his productivity over the past decade during which he painted many landscapes.

9 am-5 pm, closed on Monday, until Sept 20. National Museum of China, east to the Tian'anmen Square, 16 East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng district, Beijing. 010-6511-6400.

Retrospective for veteran painter

Visitors enjoy artwork by artist Ren Mengzhang. [Photo by Jiang Dong / China Daily]

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