About Zhang Yaowu (张要武老师简介)

Artist Zhang Yao Wu was born in Shenyang, Liaoning in May 1964. He graduated from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts with a major in Oil Painting in 1987. In 1991, he enrolled in the Claude Yvel Oil Painting Drawing Skills Class in Paris. He is a member of Chinese Artists Association and Chinese Oil Painting Society. His oil paintings have been awarded in numerous provisional, national and international art exhibitions. Some of them have been adopted by prestigious institutions like China National Museum of Fine Arts, The Chinese Olympic Committee, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts as well as numerous private collectors from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States. He has held solo art tours in many metropolitans like Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and Houston.

Mr. Zhang, Yao Wu has been living in Houston since 2001. There he founded the Zhang Yao Wu Art Center and School in 2003.

Zhang Yao Wu Art Works

Major works and achievements by Zhang Yao Wu:

•    《Tibet Women》 exhibited in “China Modern Oil Painting” in Singapore, later selected into Book, “China Modern Oil Painting.”

•    《The Palette》exhibited in “China Oil Painting Arts” hosted by Chinese Artists Association

•    Being profiled in “Who’s who of Modern Artist, Calligraphist, and Sculptor”

•    Oil Painting 《Still Life》 was selected into “20th century modern international art best works” and the selection included best art works from a dozen countries and regions around the world.

•    Oil painting 《Human Body》 was awarded in “National All Star Art Exhibition” hosted by Ministry of Culture. The work was later selected into the “Exhibit Work Selections”

•    Oil Painting 《The Dong Fang Hong Mixer》 selected into the 8th National Art Work Exhibition, which is the most honored Art Exhibition in China.

•    Oil Painting 《Miss Li》 was selected into the “Northeastern China Oil Painting Exhibition” hosted in Hong Kong. The work was later selected into “Modern China Oil Painting”.

•    Oil Painting 《The Red Cloth》 was selected into “94 China Oil Painting Salon Exhibition” hosted by China Oil Painting Art Committee. The word won exhibition award.

•    Oil Painting 《The Calling》 won Bronze Medal in “The 3rd China Sports Art Exhibition” and the work was later adopted by National Art Museum of China

•    Oil Painting 《The Terra Cottas》 won First Rank Prize in “National Art Exhibition” in the United States

•    Oil Painting 《Orange on the Table》 won First Rank Prize, Oil Painting Category in “National Art Exhibition” in the United States in 2008.

•    “China 21st Century Oil Painting Artists – Oil Painting Selections by Zhang Yaowu” and “Selections  of Zhang Yaowu Sketches” published by People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.

•    Won the award of teacher recognition in “Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2010.

•    Won the award of teacher recognition in “Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2011, “As an outstanding educator whose dedication, commitment, and guidance are represented by student work selected for national honors.”
With  Zhao Xiaolan, 24th United States Secretary of Labor

With Al Green, US Congress man from Texas, 9th District

Painting Demonstration

With Students from Adult Class