Shen Ming Cun
Born in 1956, Professor Shen Ming Cun studied art at the University Art College of Guang Xi, China. Today he is the senior oil painting teaching, and research director and professor at Guang Xi Arts Institute, specialising in European classical painting. His paintings have come to focus on capturing, distilling and representing the unique traditions, costume and heritage of the minority tribes of Southern China.
He was recently commissioned by the Chinese Government to create 12 paintings of ethnic minority festivals from the Guangxi province. The paintings were exhibited at the Cultural Palace of Ethnic Groups in Beijing.