Sichuan Fine Arts Institute
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Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, with a history of over 64 years, is one of the four most prominent art academies in China and the only one in the southwest China.
History and reputation
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute has a very bright history in the creation of art and deep research. High quality artwork has been created by the teachers in SFAI.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the institute was symbolized by handcraft arts. In the 1970s, it was sculpture, especially the most famous group statues, the “Rent Collecting Courtyard”. In the 1980s it was oil painting, such as SFAI's president Luo Zhongli’s masterpiece "My Father”, etc.
The institute enjoys great prestige domestically and internationally. The excellent artwork has become milestones in contemporary Chinese art. Since the 1990s, many teachers and students have gained nationwide and international awards. They got opportunities to make their work exhibited to the world.
At present, it’s been establishing cultural exchange relations with more and more foreign art institutes, delegations and artists, dispatching students to study abroad and receiving foreign students to study at SFAI, which result in promoting international art exchanges and development. These outstanding artists make huge contribution to the development of fine arts in China.
The traditional campus was in the district of Jiulongpo, in Chongqing. The new campus was built in Huxi District, Chongqing in 2005.
The university's philosophy is "close to life, to serve the people; knowledge as equally important, new incentives; open-minded and keeping up with the times". The overall development objective is to provide the highest level of art education in the western region of China.
Programs of study at SFAI include craft art, oil painting, sculpture, design, architecture, print making, art theory, and traditional Chinese painting. (The institute no longer offers Chinese language classes for international and exchange students as a second language at the Huxi campus.)