Born in Beijing in 1959, Xia Xiaowan graduated from the Third Studio of Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982. He is an artist who continues to defy conventional painting, whilst maintaining his reputation as a highly respected academic artist, belonging to an older generation who fought for artistic freedom and expression in China. His artworks has been exhibited in Minsheng Art Museum in Beijing as a solo exhibition in 2015, titled “Rotation”.
Xia currently lives in Beijing, working as a professor in the stagecraft department of the Central Academy of Drama. He is also a member of the China Oil Painting Institute, Beijing Artists Association and Beijing Arts of Oil Painting Commission.
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