Alexander Chen

Alexander Chen was born in Canton, China in 1952 and is an internationally-renowned artist with extraordinary vision and talent. Chen began drawing when he was a child and even during four years between the ages of sixteen and twenty when he worked as a farmer in the Chinese countryside, he kept drawing and painting the world around him. Soon, though, he turned to road theater, where he painted scenery and stage backgrounds. Six years later, at the age twenty-six, Chen found himself back in Canton, where he began his formal art education at the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.
Inspired by his various travels and his eventual emigration to the United States in 1989, Chen’s paintings and pen and ink drawings often feature national parks, cityscapes, countryside views, and the pulsing energy of New York City, Tokyo, and Las Vegas. Brilliantly colored and intricately detailed, the vivid images he creates have been collected and lauded around the world. His work has been featured in calendars, turned into jigsaw puzzles, and published in books and advertisements. Chen was also recently commissioned to create a painting celebrating the United States’ team’s participation in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Chen’s paintings and limited edition fine art prints can be found in private, public, and corporate collections around the world.


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