Born in a small town in China, Cao Yong started his training in
painting when he was only 11 years old. Because his family background
was considered politically questionable by the Chinese authorities,
the young Cao Yong had to endure unimaginable hardships and humiliations
in order to continue his training. Many years later, upon graduating
with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Henan University, he took a position
as assistant professor of Art at the University of Tibet.
During his seven years in Tibet, Cao Yong immersed himself in the
spare beauty of the remote and isolated land, and embraced the distinctive
Tibetan culture. In order to copy the remains of ancient Tibetan
wall paintings, Cao Yong, accompanied only by a horse, a dog, and
a gun for hunting, lived alone in primitive mountain caves for nearly
one full year.
Cao Yong's legendary experience in Tibet enabled him to develop
a deep understanding of the connection between the natural and the
human, as well as between the secular and spiritual. It is this
understanding that breathes life into his exquisite images, and
makes his work both powerful and, in the most classical sense, romantic.
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Barton, Steve, Behrens, Howard, Brooks, Debbie, Byerley, Bob , Jim Buckels, Jim , Coleman, James , Cooper, Randy, Cotterill, Timl , Farley, Malcolm , Finale, Robert, Garmash,Michael & Inessa, Gilecki, Terry, Godard, Michael , Gonzalez,Lex and Rino , Harvey, G , Holland, Stephen, Howard, Ashton, Khoi, Chayan, Kinkade, Thomas, Kondakova, Liudmila , Kruger, Sebastian , Luongo, Aldo, Markes, Jennifer, Ostrovsky, Victor, Park, S. Sam , Perez, Fabian, Quartly, Steve, Rios, Susan, Rothe, G.H., Shortridge, Stephen, Shvaiko, Viktor, St. Clair, Mary Baxter, Stiltz, Thomas, Suljakov, Vadik, Toro, Marco, Volegov, Vladimir, Yong, Cao, Wysocki, Charles
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