Scroll paintings from the Lingnan Foundation

生平 Biography

梅與天生於1893年,廣東順德人,戰後移居美國檀香山。他初期研習西洋畫,同時亦喜愛國畫。黃君壁 (1889-1991) 及李研山 (1898-1961) 等在廣州組織「赤社美術研究會」,梅氏加入成為社員。他把西洋透視取景的方法融入國畫,形成了中西合壁的風格。梅氏擅長山水、人物、禽鳥等繪畫題材,設色鮮艷。

出處:
惲茹辛《民國書畫家彙傳》。台北:台灣商務印書館,1986年,頁209。

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Mei Yutian was born in 1893 in Shunde, Guangdong province. He moved to Honolulu in United States after the Second Sino-Japanese War. Initially, he studied Western painting and was also interested in Chinese painting. Mei joined Chishe Art Research Society in Guangzhou founded by Wang Junbi (1889-1991), Li Yanshan (1898-1961) and others. He integrated the method of Western linear perspective into Chinese painting, forming a style that combined Chinese and Western elements. Mei excelled in painting landscapes, figures and birds with bright colors.

Reference:
Yun Ruxin, Minguo shuhuajia huizhuan (Biographies of Calligraphers and Painters of the Republican Period) (Taipei: Taiwan shangwu yinshuguan, 1986), 209.