Half a century of memorable time, and half a century of glorious achievements. That s an extraordinary fifty-year Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy has just experienced.
In retrospect, the years passed were unusual and extraordinary. The solitude and tenacity, hardship and expectation, glory and dream of masters and artists are embodied here. The ups and downs in life and art are staged here, acts and acts, ultimately composing splendid symphony.
As painters and calligraphers gather here, innovation and creativity constitute the essence of their artistic practice.
Inheriting the tradition, building the contemporary, and exploring the future, are in the pursuit of the artists who appreciate the life and serve the people.
The works of first generation artists are the epitomes of multiple genres of Chinese paintings in the 20th century, vividly reflecting the exchange and integration of oriental and western culture. As time goes on, the artists devote themselves to the society, thus their works featuring the time as well as the individuality.
The new generation artists are exploring new horizons. They are broad in vision, original in views, active in creation, and diversified in expression. In this transitional period, various art genres coexist and competes: some artists explore the value of the life, and the relation between human and the nature; some examine the significance of civilization, and the power of destiny; some quest for the delicacy between the ink and rice paper; others strive for further advancement in materials and expression. Inheriting the fine tradition and keeping pace with the time, their diversified works reflect nationality, individuality and the time.
Adhering to national spirit and the time, the artists of Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy have achieved great success, thus composing a new chapter in the genre of Shanghai painting.（文章来源：《上海中国画院绘画作品集1》）