Alexander Chen was born in 1952, in Canton, China.
In 1966, Alexander Chen joined fellow students in an educational exploration trek of over 300 miles from Canton to Zhanjiang. In 1968, he became part of the state agricultural effort to raise food for Chinaís growing population, drawing life in the country. By November 1972, Alexander had been chosen as a stage designer by the state opera troupe, so for the next four years, he traveled again on foot from one small village to another, living with the company as they performed.
During the ensuing years, there were many experiences that shaped Alexanderís
future life. At 25, he found himself again a student; this time in the arts
school at Guangdong and the Canton Academy of Fine Arts. For the next few
years, Alexander continued traveling throughout much of China, painting
life in the countryside. Many works were exhibited in provincial and national
art museums and also in the United States and France. Later his works were
collected by the P.R.C. National Art Gallery, where many were published.
In 1989, Alexander and his wife immigrated to the United States, where he began assimilating our culture and painting life in his new land. He has completed eleven works which are being printed as puzzles by one of Japanís largest puzzle makers. Alexanderís images have also been reproduced on posters, t-shirts, telephone cards, and greeting cards.
Alexander's paintings are extremely detailed and complex, offering the viewer many levels of enjoyment. Some of his paintings take over six weeks to complete because of the attention to detail and the intricacy of the subject matter. Alexander's greatest desire is to contribute something of value and beauty by painting what he observes in his unique style, bringing a little of Alexander's World into your life.
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