The fitness of organs must conform to the changing climateXuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 150 × 60cm, 2008.
Historical Ci-Verse written in Beigu Pavilion near JingkouXuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 150 × 150cm, 2008.
Pursue noble and plain in one character
Xuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 60x60cm, 2008
Short Dedication (A true character is the one harmonizing nobility and simplicity)Xuan paper, writing brush, 50 × 150 cm, 2008
Mr. Yuan Pu was born on September 1, 1946, in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu province, China. He graduated in 1970 from the Central China Institute of Technology, majoring in Engineering. In the same year he entered the Chinese Character 605 Factory in Hubei province, engaged in the designing, developing and manufacturing of Chinese font styles and typefaces. The Chinese printing styles in thin bold-face and Song designed and made by Chinese Character 605 Factory are widely used in Chinese typesetting and as a base of the Chinese computer system. In 1977, Yuan Pu supervised the development and production of the Chinese semi-automatic phototypesetter. In 1991, he moved to Beijing Institute of Graphic Communications. As an associate professor, he developed Printing and Publishing Department, and set up the course of “University Calligraphy”.
Mr. Yuan Pu published many books e.g. Chinese Calligraphy calendar, 2008 and 2009; Chinese Calligraphy Popular Tutorial, 2001; Talk about standardization, 1985; Technology and Application of PS plate, 1989; Configuration and Maintenance of Offset Press, 1982;
Associate Professor, Beijing Institute of Communications,
Chief Editor, “Print China” publishing house
Membership in professional associations:
Director, Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy;
Consultant, Beijing Renhe Museum;
Senior Calligrapher, Sheng Shi Xuan Chinese Painting Art Institute;
Member, Beijing Daxing Calligrapher Association;
Director, De He Xuan Painting and Calligraphy Society.
Achievements and awards:
— His work was included in the Best Contemporary Painters and Calligraphers of China Encyclopedia, 2002;
— Participated in “Looking ahead to the 21st century calligraphy education” within the 21st Century Calligraphy Forum, incorporated China Education Discourse Assembly, Volume I, the Language Publishing Press;
— Participated in the Lanting Award national competition as member of the jury, April 2002.
— Silver Award at the Chinese Calligraphy Works Exhibition, October 2002.
— His work was included in the Best Contemporary Painters and Calligraphers of China Encyclopedia, No. 1 – 45, December 2002.
— His work was included in the Chinese Calligraphers“ Selected Works, No. 032, January 2003.
— He was included in Top 500 Masters of Contemporary Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, No. 14 – 27, May 2003.
— His work was included in the Best Contemporary Painters and Calligraphers of China Encyclopedia, No. 68, Beijing Yanjing Painting Institute, June 2003.
— His work was included in The Selected Works of Chinese Contemporary Painters and Calligraphers to Commemorate the 110th anniversary of Mao Zedong, July 2003.
— Second Prize at the New Works of Contemporary Chinese Painters and Calligraphers Exhibition ”, No. 1 – 45, July 2003.
— Included in the Florilegium of Chinese Contemporary Calligraphy and Painting, No. 0824, May 2003.
— Included in the The Soul of the Nation – Chinese Calligraphy Works, No. MZ1196, September 2003.
— First Prize at the Art Masters Gold Cup, by People's Daily newspaper, February 2004.
— Senior Calligrapher, Sheng Shi Xuan Painting Art Institute; No. MZ1196, February 2004.
— Silver Prize at the National Calligraphy and Painting Competition, No. 6 / 18, December 2005.
— Classic Award at the National Calligraphy and Painting Competition to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Poem “Snow” by Mao Zedong, No. 30 / 5, June 2005.
— Gold Award at the National Competition of Chinese Character “Long”, No. 1 / 56, August 2005.
— Classic Award, Calligraphic works collection to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Mr. Qi Gong at home and abroad, No. 68 / 6, June 2006.