張大勇 | Zhang DaYong
張大勇 | Zhang DaYong
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Zhang Yong (张勇), nickname Han Yu (翰宇), was born in 1977 at Tong Liao town (通辽市) in Inner Mongolia, China. Zhang Yong usually uses the art name of Da Yong (大勇) or Zhang Da Yong (张大勇). This means a man of great courage. He owns two art studios and they are name as the Drunken Heart Hall (醉心堂) and the Crystal Fate Pavilion (晶缘阁). Both studios are located in Heng Sui, the capital city of the Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottle.
Zhang Da Yong started his apprenticeship back in 1993 under the mentorship of two well-known master: Lee Guang Li (李广立) and Lu Jun Wei (卢俊为). With careful coaching from the two teachers and many years of tireless effort, DaYong is able to paint many subjects. Day ong like to paint landscape, figurine, calligraphy, portrait, animals etc with various style and perspective. His paintings are usually simple yet elegant with a pinch of his native Mongolian wilderness incorporated into his works of art. Da Yong’s creativity also allows him to paint on many type of natural hard stones bottles including banded agate, rutilated crystal, smoky crystal. Da Yong likes to transform the natural cracks and inclusion in the hard stones made them as part of his painting. His finished work is the combination of the artistic creativity of man and the beauty of nature.
Zhang Da Yong has already earn himself a long list of accolade and achievements even as a relatively young artist.
2003 - Awarded the title of He Bei Chinese Art Master (Inner Painting Section) by the He Bei Province Art & Cultural Society, He Bei Master of Art Association. His work won the 2nd prize (Youth Section) in the Annual National Art Competition.
2006 - Zhang Da Yong’s work, <<The Crescent Moon>>, was awarded the excellent medallion in the Annual Heng Sui Yi Style Inner Painting Award and Competition. In the same year, Zhang Yong is given the title of Heng Sui Yi Style Inner Painting Master by the governing Association of Inner Painting Artists in Heng Sui Provence.
2010 - Zhang Da Yong’s work, <<Yue Fei>>, was awarded the First Class medallion in China, Shang Hai Snuff Bottle Art of Work Exhibition and Competition.
2011 - Zhang Da Yong’s work, <<By the River – A poem by Ming Dynasty Poet, Huang Shen>>, won the Art Treasure prize in the 4th Chinese Cultural Art and Treasure Exhibition and Competition. In the same year, his another master piece, <<Admiring the Moon>>, was awarded the Silver medal in the Chinese Natural Crystal Art and Treasure Exhibition and Competition.
2011 - Zhang Da Yong’s work, <<The Red River – A poem by Song Dynasty famous General Yue Fei>>, was awarded the Bronze Medal in the China Art & Craft competition. Another of this work, <<Zhu Ge Liang>> was awarded the Bronze Medal in the 13th International Chinese Art & Craft Master Exhibition. This piece also won him the Gold prize in the Chinese Antique, Art & Craft Exhibition and Competition under the Modern Inner Snuff Bottle Section in the same year.
2011-2012 - Multiple works from Zhang Da Yong are included as the exhibits in the Annual Chinese Art and Treasure Exhibition.
2013 - Bestowed the prestigious title of Heng Sui Master of Chinese Snuff Bottle Painting.
2015 - Awarded the Bronze Medal by the Chinese Art and Craft “Hundred Blossoms Award”.
Da Yong’s works are included in many major inner painting snuff bottle books published by the Yi Style inner painting snuff bottle publications and other major art and craft book publishers. His works are also extensively collected by snuff bottle collectors in China, Hong Kong, USA, Europe and South East Asia.
Currently, Zhang Da Yong is the Chairman of the Heng Sui Inner Painting Society. He is also actively participating as a member of many Association and Council like The Association of the He Bei Cultural and Artist Association, The Heng Sui Artist Association, The Chinese Painter Council and The Professional Chinese Snuff Bottle Association.
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A Sunny Afternoon with Beer and Snuff Bottles Take a carefree, sunny afternoon in Singapore, add a couple of beers plus 40-50 inside painted snuff bottles from the old master like Ye ZhongSan to modern master like Zhang Yong and Lee RuChen. You will get a fantastic art appreciation afternoon that every art lover will… Continue Reading
When an agate bottle reaches the hand of a snuff bottle inside painter, it might had already went through a series of transformation. From its raw state, the lapidaries must be able to foresee the hidden treasure within the stone. He will use his expertise to transform the raw material into a snuff bottle with… Continue Reading
Master Zhang Da Yong is selected for the prestigious He Bei Youth Program \ In 2013, the HeBei (河北) province talent development team launched an important 3 years program. This program will developing 1000 most talented youth and young people in the province. The program will sponsor candidates in the area of science, technology and… Continue Reading
Discussing Zhang Da Yong (张大勇) Inner Painted Snuff Bottles The first time I saw Master Zhang Da Yong (张大勇) Inner Painted Snuff Bottles was in a Beijing art shop many years ago. The shop was filled with inner painted snuff bottles of all kind and from many different artists; landscape, portrait, still life, birds and… Continue Reading
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