Exhibition focuses on historical Taichung

CONSIDERABLE COMMISSION: Sun Shao-ying took more than a year to finish nearly 130 paintings, most of which were published in a book to promote tourism in the city

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 09, 2018
By: Ou Su-mei and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Artist Sun Shao-ying’s (孫少英) watercolor paintings, which depict historic parts of

Artist Sun Shao-ying, 88, talks about his watercolor painting of Taichung Railway Station at an exhibition at the city’s Hong Wen Senior High School on Dec. 3.
Photo: Ou Su-mei, Taipei Times

Taichung, are on display at the city’s Hong Wen Senior High School until Dec. 22.

Sun, 88, moved to Taiwan when he was 18 years old. After graduating as an art major, he worked as a designer at Kuangchi Program Service, before becoming Taiwan Television Enterprise’s artistic director.

After retiring at 60, he moved to his wife’s hometown of Puli Township (埔里) in Nantou County, and began focusing his energy on drawing scenery from across the nation, including the outlying islands.

Inspired by efforts by Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung’s (林佳龍) administration to revitalize the city’s Central District (中區), Luan Art Co director Kang Tsui-min (康翠敏) proposed that the Taichung City Government commission Sun to do paintings of some of the oldest parts of the city.    [FULL  STORY]

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