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Jia Youfu


1942 Born in Suning, Hebei

1960 Enrolled in the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), most influenced by Li Keran

1965 Graduated from CAFA,concentration in traditional landscape painting. Traveled to the Taihang mountain range in northwestern China 19 times during his course of study

1967-1977 Continued to paint and teach at CAFA except during period when sent with other CAFA faculty and students to the countryside during the Cultural Revolution.

1981 Awarded “Work of Excellence” by Beijing municipal government

1984 Bronze medal, Sixth National Painting Exhibition.

1986 Solo Exhibition at CAFA Gallery.

1987 First monograph published,”Jia Youfu Huaji”

1988 Solo Exhibition, Chinese Artists’ Association, Chinese Art Gallery, Beijing

Solo Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan

Won “Special Award,” Beijing International Chinese Painting Exhibition

1989 Solo Exhibition at Rongbaozhai, Hong Kong

1990 Won “Top Level Artist” award given by the Beijing International Art Gallery Foundation

1992 Solo exhibition, Tokyo Museum of Modern Art and Yokohama Museum

1994 Solo exhibition at the Singapore National Museum of Art

1995 Exhibited in the ‘One Hundred Years of Chinese Painting’, show at the Hong Kong Museum of Art

1999 Second solo exhibition at the China Art Gallery, Beijing

2001 Second Monograph published by Tianjin Peoples Press

2002 Solo Exhibition at M. Sutherland Fine Arts Ltd.

2003 San Francisco International Art Exposition

San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show

The International Asian Art Fair, New York

2004 Solo Exhibition at M. Sutherland Fine Arts Ltd.

Present Member of the Chinese Artists’ Association

Professor, CAFA

Featured in various exhibitions and publications throughout China and the world: France, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Russia, India, Canada, Singapore.