TFAM to exhibit donated Hung Rui-lin paintings

IN SPRING 2022: The museum said it is planning to hold a retrospective of the artist featuring 150 works it received from his California-based family

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 21, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

Works by famed Taiwanese painter Hung Rui-lin have been donated by his family to the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Photo taken from the Taipei Fine Arts Museum’s Web site

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) has received a donation of 150 works by famed Taiwanese artist Hung Rui-lin (洪瑞麟), and it plans to stage an exhibition of his works in the spring of 2022.

Hung, who died in December 1996 at the age of 84, grew up in Taipei’s Dadaocheng (大稻埕) and went to Japan to study at the Teikoku Art School when he was 18, returning when he was 26.

For several years, he worked as a coal miner in Ruifang (瑞芳), in what is now New Taipei City, married a miner’s daughter, and later became famous for his works depicting the life of Taiwan’s miners.

The donation, made by the artist’s eldest son, Hung Chun-hsiung (洪鈞雄), includes 91 works featuring miners, 32 nude sketches, five portraits, eight landscapes, seven works the artist made while in Japan, and seven sketchbooks containing a total of 328 images, the museum said in a statement on Tuesday.    [FULL  STORY]

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