朱宣咸(1927年浙江——2002年重庆),中国画画家、木刻版画家、漫画家与美术活动家。20世纪40年代初起从事中国画与中国新兴木刻版画,半个多世纪来,创作了大量中国画、版画、漫画、插画、水粉画、水彩画、连环画等作品,并被中国美术馆及各地美术馆、博物馆等收藏;被《中国年鉴》,《中国百年版画》等大型文献收录;从1946年到2002年多次入选国内外一系列重要展览,发表作品数千次,艺术风格被《人民日报》等主要媒体专题评论;出版有《朱宣咸作品选》,《朱宣咸花鸟画选辑》,《朱宣咸木刻版画集》,《朱宣咸风景木刻版画选辑》,《朱宣咸漫画》,《艺术常青——美术家朱宣咸》等;由文化、新闻、出版等六单位联合主办了“朱宣咸从艺五十五年画展”;生平被载入《中国美术辞典》等国家级辞书

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朱宣咸
(中国现代进步美术的先行者之一)
 
朱宣咸 (1927年浙江——2002年重庆),又名:浙人。杰出的中国画画家、中国新兴木刻版画家、漫画家与美术活动家。 
1940年代,由浙江到上海,投身进步美术,以作品为武器战斗在抗日战争“战区”的前沿。是早期上海美术与浙江美术的代表之一,1949年后西南大区美术、四川美术与重庆美术的奠基人之一,20世纪中期与后期我国美术事业的开拓者之一。
“朱宣咸艺术回顾展”被中华人民共和国文化和旅游部评为全国优秀项目。该展览2017年5月在重庆美术馆举行,由中国美术家协会等主办,重庆市美术家协会、浙江省美术家协会、上海市美术家协会、四川省美术家协会等承办,四川美术学院等协办。
 
在中国最早介入现代艺术的那一批人,
早期上海美术与浙江美术的代表之一
 
20世纪上半叶,作为在中国最早介入现代艺术的那一批人,朱宣咸由浙江到上海,投身海上艺术、鲁迅新兴木刻版画、以作品为武器战斗在了抗日战争“战区”前沿。1946年加入中华全国美协,创作了大量作品,是早期上海美术与浙江美术的代表之一。 
 
参与签署美术史上具有
划时代意义之“美术工作者宣言”,
参与早期美术事业的建立
 
1940年代,朱宣咸与刘开渠、张乐平、庞薰琹、杨可扬等作为美术界代表,在上海签署了中国近现代美术史上具有划时代意义的“美术工作者宣言”(发表于《大公报》),决心“为人民服务,依照新民主主义所指示的目标,创造人民的新美术”,该宣言的发表也意味着国统区美术与中国近现代美术史从此翻开了新的一页。
同时,进入白区进步美术力量核心的中华全国美术协会、中华全国木刻协会、中华全国漫画协会联合办事处,参与早期美术事业的建立。 
 
里程碑历史事件中唯一的美术家
 
1940年代,储 安平在上海创办《观察》杂志,是中国近现代自 由民 zhu 运动的一面旗帜。
朱宣咸直接参与 《观察》工作 ,后亲历“《观察》事件”并被捕,是这一被称为中国近代史上具有里程碑意义之自 由min主运动中唯一的美术家。

       
       出狱后,作为亲历者,朱宣咸将自己的这段亲身经历创作成了系列作品。正是朱宣咸的这些作品,成为了至今留下、当时真实记录储安平《观察》被查封,这一重要历史事件的唯一美术图像文献。

 

1949年后西南大区美术、
四川美术与重庆美术的奠基人之一
 
1940年代末,朱宣咸参加中国人民解放军;1949年底,随军南下到达四川重庆。是解放重庆入城式队伍前高举的大幅领袖油画画像的作者。1951年,任中华全国美术工作者协会(今中国美术家协会)重庆执委。同年,参与创建重庆市文学艺术界联合会。1952年,参与创建重庆日报社,并任美术摄影部负责人。1953年,参与创建并作为负责人之一领导了西南美术工作者协会(工作范围涵盖当时西南大区的重庆市、四川省、贵州省、云南省、西康省)。1981年,负责筹备创建重庆市美术家协会,担任首届常务副主席兼秘书长。发起创建重庆国画院,任顾问。负责筹备创建重庆美专,任校长。主持了1949年后最早的重庆美术馆(解放碑夫子池美术展览馆)工作。先后担任文化、新闻、出版等美术方面负责人。作为1949年后西南大区美术、四川美术与重庆美术的奠基人之一,对于建立、推动和促进川渝等近现代美术事业的形成、发展与繁荣作出了重要贡献。
 
展览与出版
 
1944年起,朱宣咸不少作品发表于当时上海、浙江的各报刊,并参加一系列进步美术展览与进步美术运动。1949年后,作品入选一系列重要展览与国家级美展,被中国美术馆等收藏,多部大型文献和美术辞书收录,主要媒体专题评论,发表上千次。
先后在各地举办了“朱宣咸作品展”、“朱宣咸从艺五十五年画展”、“世纪回眸——朱宣咸作品故乡行邀请展”、“朱宣咸个人作品展”、“清气·朱宣咸中国画、版画小品展”、“朱宣咸画展”、“关于朱宣咸艺术之品赏与研究画展”、“朱宣咸艺术回顾展”、“丹青岁月——朱宣咸中国画作品展”等个人画展。
出版《朱宣咸作品选》、《朱宣咸花鸟画选辑》、《朱宣咸木刻版画集》、《朱宣咸风景木刻版画选辑》、《朱宣咸漫画》、《艺术常青——美术家朱宣咸》、《朱宣咸美术作品选》等中西绘画多个画种的个人画集。 

艺术精神
 
朱宣咸的艺术之路是由投枪匕首而到纯美艺术,毕生彰显了对真、善、美理想不懈追求与讴歌的艺术精神。
 
艺术成就与艺术创造力
 
大半个世纪以来,跨越新旧社会变迁不同时期与不同地域,朱宣咸创作了一大批师传统而不泥古、具有笔墨当随时代之学术性的中国画,一大批系统完整来自本源之新兴木刻版画,一大批承载了一个时代记忆的漫画,还创作了一大批洋溢着鲜明时代感之水彩、水粉、连环画与插画。广泛涉猎花鸟、人物、风景等多个学科的多个画种,艺贯中西、硕果累累。
这,也体现了其特有的艺术多元性、艺术学术性之成就与旺盛的艺术创造力。
 
Zhu Xuanxian,
One of the pioneers of Chinese modern progressive art
Zhu Xuanxian(朱宣咸), 1927 (Zhejiang)---2002 (Chongqing), outstanding traditional Chinese painting artist, woodblock artist, caricaturist and art activist. Zhu Xuanxian took up Chinese painting, Chinese New woodblock art and current affairs comic in early 1940s; moved from Zhejiang to Shanghai, joined the Haishang Painting School and the woodblock art which was initiated by Lu Xun. He Joined National Artists Association China in 1946; was arrested in the famous Shanghai “Observation “Event in modern history in 1948; published the “Declaration of Art Workers” in Ta Kung Pao in 1949 on behalf of the community of fine arts in Shanghai, along with Liu Kaiqu, Yang Keyang, Zhang Leping, (Zheng) Yefu and Pang Xunqin, which turned the new page of the fine arts in Kuomintang-ruled areas and Shanghai Modern Art History; At the same time, he entered the Joint office of the National Art Association, the Society of Woodblock Art China and The National Association of Cartoons; participated in the preparation work of art in the early time of Liberation in Shanghai in 1949. Afterwards he joined the Chinese People's Liberation Army and came to Chongqing with the Army at the end of 1949. 
He worked in China National Art Workers Association (Chinese Artists Association) as Executive Committee of Chongqing and member of China Artists Association since 1951. Director of the Office of Chongqing Art Photography Exhibition; the first curator of the Chongqing Museum of Art (fuzichi, Jiefangbei); Preparatory leader for the establishment of Chongqing Artists Association, its first Executive Vice Chairman and Secretary-General, consultant; initiator of Chongqing Academy of Traditional Chinese painting, consultant; founder and president of the Chongqing Academy of Fine Art;  Participated in the National Art Exhibition review, and presided over the publication of a national art collections. In a long time, Mr. Zhu served as news, culture, education, publishing, and fine arts leadership. He was awarded the Medal of the "In honor of the founder of the Republic".
As one of the most important pioneers of fine arts after the establishment of new China, Mr. Zhu who made large contributions to establish, facilitate and promote the prosperity and development of Chongqing’s fine arts in the middle and late 20th century, to introduce it and broaden its influence to all over of China. 
Zhu Xuanxian formed its own distinctive artistic style, had made remarkable artistic achievements. He carried the style and inherit of the Haishang painting school to his traditional Chinese paintings.  His early woodblock art is as origin of European black and white woodcut, which later combined with the characteristics of Chinese art.
Zhu Xuanxian, who devoted himself to the arts and progressive student movements in his young age, created a large number of Chinese paintings, woodblock prints, Politics comics, illustration, gouache, watercolor, comic strips and other works, which fully conveyed the distinctive artistic spirit, the contemporary social. Many of those are collected and kept in the National Art Museum of China and worldwide art galleries and museums, also included in many large literatures, like China Year Book, Chinese Woodblock Art for a Hundred Year, etc. His works had been selected and displayed repeatedly by a series of important exhibitions at home and abroad since 1946. . Its artistic style, academic and diversity are thematic reviewed by major media such as The People’s Daily. There are thousands of his works published. Exhibitions in the name of Zhu were held in Hong Kong, Chongqing and Zhejiang. Albums printed include Selected Art Works by Zhu Xuanxian, Chinese Paintings of Flower and Bird by Zhu Xuanxian (Selected Collection), Collection of Woodcuts by Zhu Xuanxian, Selected Collection of Landscape Woodcuts by Zhu Xuanxian, A Master of Brush Evergreen (Ever-green Art---Artist Zhu Xuanxian), Selected Collecton Works by Zhu Xuanxian etc. His biography has been recorded in several national dictionaries, including Chinese Art Dictionary.