Yan Zhen is a painter and poet from the country of China. Yan Zhen was born in the northern part of China in th Liayang, Shandong, China in the year 1930. His father was a schoolteacher.
When the artist was just 13 years old, the Japanese invaded the country and he fled his home to join the resistance fighters. By the time he returned home his mother had passed away.
After leaving his army post, the artist became a respected author and poet.
Zhen is an accomplished painter in oils and watercolors.
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In this clip we view an exhibition of work by Yan Zhen that took place at the United Nations:
Yan Zhen has had his work sold at Sotheby’s auction house.
What a great artist! An awesome painter who has also been a successful poet since he was in the mid-twenties.