Artist of the moment……Si Chen Yuan



Si Chen Yuan was a Chinese artist renown for his modernist landscape paintings. Si Chen Yuan was born in the year 1911 in Hangchou, China.

For his collegiate education Si Chen Yuan attended the Academy of Art located in Nanking, China.

Yuan had excellent use of color, his bark of the trees shows this. If you enjoy this type of modernist style check out my post on painter Karl Dempwolf.

The artist first visited the United States in the late 1940s, and then became a citizen in the early 1950s. Si Chen Yuan settled in California and became one of the foremost painters of the Monterrey Peninsula area.

The artist had one child with his long time girlfriend.

Si Chen Yuan passed away in 1974.

Price range information:  Works range from $2,000 to $30,00. The artist worked in oils and graphite.

The artist thought using too much color ruined a painting. I found this too be true in his coastal paintings. Like Dempwolf Yuan’s  work is a mixture of wonderful greys bursting with warmth.

Below is an example of a painting by Karl Dempwolf. Both artists have a great talent for painting trees:



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