夏荊山藝術家About Xia Jing Shan
Born in 1927 in Weifang, Shandong, Xia Jing Shan learned painting from the artist of contemporary art, Mr. Guo Weiqu at the age of 16. Xia gradually mastered painting after learning the essence from Mr. Guo. At 22, Xia came to Taiwan with the military and learned from Master Nanting at Huayen Lotus Temple in Taichung. Since then, he embraced Buddhism and was acquainted with his mentor, Nan Huai Jin. Xia learned from Nan for many years.
During his stay and studies of art in the United States for around 20 years, Xia visited various world-renowned museums. He then determined to bring what he learned to China, and he set up “Jingshan college of Art” in Beijing with the purpose of cultural heritage. He was then devoted to charity events and assisted to restore Longxing Temple originally built in Qingzhou, Shandong during North Wei Dynasty. After settling down in China, Xia demonstrated more art achievements. He not only participated in the large-scale cultural and art charity event, the “Ode to Peace – Aviation & Space Art Journey” that incorporated with the launch of Shenzhou 7 spaceship but also published the phenomena large-scale Buddha painting collection, Archives of Buddha Paintings deeply establishing Xia Jing Shan's huge impacts on the field of Buddha painting.
In 2010, “Buddha Archives-Xia Jing Shan's Buddha Painting Exhibition” was held in Beijing Palace Museum; his recent representative work, Buddha of Zizai Guanyin was archived in the Museum for the first time. In 2012, his works were showcased in “Los Angeles Fine Arts Exhibition-History and Tradition.” In recent years, he closed Jingshan College of Art due to his aging. In 2014, he set up the “Xia Jing Shan Arts and Culture Foundation” with the aim to completely preserve his art creation and promote the beauty of traditional Chinese painting.
基金會推展理念Promotions of Foundation
The“Xia Jing Shan Arts and Culture Foundation”was established in 2014. Thefoundation aims to preserve and continue the works from the founder Xia Jing Shan, who has been promoting the beauty of traditional art. The founder Xia Jing Shan believes in “ What is taken from society should be given back to society”. Complying with this faith, the foundation has been organizing multiple activities, including conferences and exhibitions etc. to strengthen the art connection in global context. Through viewing Xia's artworks, its wisdom and unselfish spirit will be spread and most importantly, the art of Chinese painting can have a strong standing in the international field.
In retrospect, the qilin represents devoted all hearts to the society.
公益文化 絕美藝術Philanthropic Culture．Magnificent Art
“Xia Jing Shan Arts and Culture Foundation” aims to preserve the art pieces created by artist Xia over the years and to pass on Buddhist art, as well as expanding and elaborating on the beauty of Chinese culture and arts through charity.
無私回饋 慈善社會Devoted All Hearts to the Society
The foundation is non-profit, which aims to continue sharing his great artworks with next generations and making more contribution to the society forever.
專業團隊 放眼國際Professional Team, Global Vision
With a professional team in the foundation, Artist Xia's artistic altruism will flourish and be passed on to future generations. By enhancing a connection to international art and promoting aesthetic appreciation in the community, Xia hopes to establish an international reputation for Chinese traditional painting in terms of its aesthetics.