Chen Yanning

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Chen Yanning (Chinese: 陈衍宁; born 1945) is a Chinese-American oil painter. Born in Guangzhou, Chen studied at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts before graduating in 1965.[1] He remained in the province working as a painter for the academy until 1986, when he emigrated to the United States to study at Oklahoma City University. His early Chinese works include the poster Chairman Mao Inspects the Guangdong Countryside (1972) and New Doctor of the Fishing Port (1973).[2][3]

His commissioned portraitures include Queen Elizabeth (1999),[4] Aung San Suu Kyi (1997)[5] and Richard Branson.[6]


  1. ^ "Chen Yanning". National Galleries of Scotland. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ "陈衍宁:走进白金汉宫的中国画家" (in Chinese). 99艺术新闻网. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ "New Doctor of the Fishing Port". National Art Museum of China. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Chen Yanning's Oriental dream: beauty with fans". China Daily. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  5. ^ Adams, Richard (29 September 2017). "Oxford college removes painting of Aung San Suu Kyi from display". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  6. ^ "陈衍宁:"我是一个虔诚的人。"" (in Chinese). 27 August 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.