Cultural Center of the Philippines
Chinese Artist Guild
PROFESSOR CHEN BING-SUN
His legacy… Own Heritage
16-24 November 2013
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery)
The acknowledged “Father of Chinese Brush Painting” in the Philippines, Professor chen Bing- Sun traces his roots to China. A painter, sculptor, interior designer and stage director, he came to the Philippines in the mid-1940s and eventually decided to settle in the country where he established a flourishing career in the arts.
Although he was accomplished in different forms of art, it was as a painter that he left his most lasting legacy. His works became renowned among collectors and art patrons for their realistic depictions and delicate brush strokes. Professor Chen Bing-Sun also founded what would later become known as the Chinese Artists Guild (CAG) where he kept the art of Chinese painting alive by offering painting lessons to students, many of whom went on to have successful careers of their own and becoming his partners in keeping the art of Chinese brush painting alive. The professor himself took his art around the world, staging well-received solo exhibits in Hawaii, New York, Los Angeles, and Nagoya, Japan and putting the Philippines firmly in the art map of the world.
Because of his contributions to the art world, Professor Chen Bing-Sun was recognized as an important figure by art critics and leading members of the art community, including the late Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) president Lucrecia Kasilag.
Professor Chen Bing-Sun passed away due to an illness in 1988, but not without leaving behind a rich legacy in the art world.
For more information about this exhibit, please contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632)832-3792, mobile (63920)470-0690.