Dr. Mu Lin is a historian of Chinese art, an art critic, as well as senior researcher who has published ten books and more than one hundred articles on fine arts, Chinese painting, Buddhist culture and art, history of Chinese art, art education, film and theater. An internationally well-known scholar, listed in Who’s Who of Chinese Famous Scholars and Scientists, he is a Professor at Sichuan University, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts and Dean of the College of Visual Arts at Sichuan Normal University. He has also been invited as a visiting Professor for universities of many nations.2006 0-7734-6116-7This book is richly illustrated with 50 photos and is in an oversize 8½ x 11 format.
The authors have collaborated to produce a valuable resource guide that lists the most significant Chinese artists to emerge during the period of time from the 1890 to 1949. It examines these Chinese artists both in relation to the historical period in which they worked as well as in relation to the specific genre they were working in. At the end of the book, there is a listing of the most important Chinese modern painters, along with a concise biography of each, followed by a discussion of the various centers of Chinese modern painting. The bibliography has been broken down into works in English and works in Chinese.