Hua Tianyou

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Hua Tianyou
Born Hua Tingyou (滑庭友)
Huaiyin, Jiangsu province
Died 1986
Nationality Chinese
Known for Sculpture
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Hua.

Hua Tianyou (Chinese: 滑田友; 1901–1986), courtesy name Shunqing (舜卿), was a Chinese artist and a pioneer of the field of sculpture in modern China.[1]


Born Hua Tingyou (滑庭友) in Huaiyin, Jiangsu province in 1901, Hua graduated from the No. 6 Normal School of Jiangsu Province in 1924. In 1933 he left China to study at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.[2]

He returned to China in 1947 at the encouragement of Xu Beihong. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, he became a professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and served as the first director of the sculpture department of the academy.[2][3]

Hua is one of the seven artists featured in the Exhibition for Noted Painters at the China Art Museum of Shanghai.[1] His works are also in the collections of the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, and the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris.[3]


  1. ^ a b 名家艺术陈列专馆 (in Chinese). China Art Museum. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Hua Tianyou" (in Chinese). China Central Academy of Fine Arts. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Sculpture exhibitions of Hua Tianyou and Sun Jiabo opened". National Art Museum of China. 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2013.