Company: HZ International Fine Arts
Location: Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Hongbin Zhao, Artist at HZ International Fine Arts, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Painting and Calligraphy.
Sometimes called the Monet of the Orient, Mr. Zhao was fascinated with art from a young age and dreamed of becoming a master of art. The Cultural Revolution closed all the schools in China for a decade, but Mr. Zhao’s passion was recognized by various pictorial magazines, and he became one of China’s youngest chief editors of the Modern New Products Pictorial of ShanghaiTech University in 1985. His historical paintings have since been exhibited in China’s national museums from Beijing to Shanghai, and have appeared in numerous Chinese publications. Mr. Zhao has become a prolific artist of over 70 solo exhibitions in Japan alone, and has appeared in Australia, Britain, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Mr. Zhao is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and was selected for the pages of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
Born to Chi-Zen Zhao and Xue-Min Chen in Shanghai, Mr. Zhao taught himself to paint, and was assigned to produce large public frescoes as a factory worker. He continued to produce portraiture of friends and the rural countryside of China. When the Shanghai Jiao Tong University reopened its doors in 1977 to fine arts students, Mr. Zhao sat for the exam, and was granted a place among 40 recruits for scoring third highest marks. “Heaven closes one door and always opens another,” Mr. Zhao remarks of his fate. After serving as a young chief editor, Mr. Zhao transitioned to being a freelance artist in Australia in 1988, and has since continued to produce stunning pieces for private collections and public exhibition.
In 2006, Mr. Zhao was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Arts from the Yorker International University, and went on to earn a plethora of awards in the art world. Recently, he received a 2016 Gold Award at the 36th Korea International Painting and Drawing Art Exhibition, a 2015 China Great Wall Cultural Award, and a 2012 Gold Award at the 16th Japan-China International Art Exhibition of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Mr. Zhao recently published “Messenger and Philosopher of Traditional Chinese Culture: Xi Jinping, Zhao Hongbin, Ouyang Zhongshi” in 2017. He is a member of numerous Chinese arts societies, notably as vice president of the National Culture Painting and Calligraphy Institute of Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage Protection, affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Culture. Mr. Zhao is the proud father of Hui-Jie Zhao, and the husband of Mei-Jun Gu. In his free time, he enjoys dance and poetry.
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