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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艺贯中西
——朱宣咸



       朱宣咸 (1927年浙江——2002年重庆),又名:浙人。杰出的中国画画家、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、中国新兴木刻版画与时政漫画。由浙江到上海,直接投身海上画派和鲁迅新兴木刻。1944年作品载入纽约The John Day Company 出版的《中国抗战美术作品选》(由诺贝尔奖和普利策获得者赛珍珠 Pearl S.Buck 编撰),1946年加入中华全国美协。1948年在近代史上著名的上海“《观察》事件”中被捕。1949年与刘开渠、张乐平、庞薰琹、杨可扬等代表上海美术界在《大公报》发表“美术工作者宣言”,该宣言的发表意味着国统区美术和上海近现代美术史从此翻开了崭新的一页。同时进入中华全国美术协会工作,参与早期美术事业的建立。1949年底到重庆,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,参与重庆市文联成立。是成立重庆市美术家协会的筹备人、首任常务副主席兼秘书长、顾问,主持最早的重庆美术馆工作,成立重庆国画院发起人、顾问,重庆美专校长。作为20世纪中期与后期我国美术事业的开拓者之一,对于建立、推动和促进重庆近现代美术事业的形成、繁荣与发展作出了重要贡献。

       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,洋溢着鲜明的时代感、抒情性与艺术多元性。

       大半个世纪对中西绘画、传统与现代美术孜孜不倦的探索,在中国画中融入版画等西方艺术的元素、木刻版画中赋予写意等中国画修养。在深厚遒劲的传统功力基础上、师传统而不泥古,充满新意、充满生机、充满清新的气息与积极向上之朝气。从而形成了朱宣咸艺术在中西绘画相结合、传统与现代相交融方面的开拓性与鲜明艺术成就。

       创作了一大批中国画、木刻版画、时政漫画、水彩画、水粉画、连环画等作品。1944年起入选一系列国家级美展,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,发表数千次。多次举办个人画展。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》等多个画种的个人画集。
 

A Life of ZHU Xuanxian 中文

  Zhu Xuanxian, 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.