Mr. Shen Peifang was born in 1949 in Shanghai. He is a representative of Chinese contemporary calligraphy school. He graduated from the Shanghai Normal University, Chinese Language Department, majoring in Chinese Literature. At present he works as: Editor of Shanghai Fine Arts Publishers, Vice-editor of Calligraphy Research, Professor of the Calligraphy Training Center of Chinese Calligrapher Association, Administrative Director of the Shanghai Calligraphy Association, Director of Chinese Canglang Calligraphy Society, and Vice-chairman of the Shanghai Pudong New Area Calligraphers’ Association.
Mr. Peifang has been interested in calligraphy since childhood, studying traditional Chinese writing styles, the theory of art, publishing, literature, painting, music, etc. His first calligraphic works appeared in 1972, and his first critical articles on calligraphy in 1979. He won the Grand-Prix of the First Students’ Calligraphy Contest. His works have been exhibited in China and abroad, have also made a considerable contribution to many collections, movies, Chinese cultural sites, as well as to private and museum collections in various countries.
Shen Peifang edited and published over 1000 books, Explanation and Emendation on Han Xi Calligraphy, Notes on Ancient Calligraphy Poetry, Explanation on Shen Yimo’s Calligraphy Art, On Qigong Calligraphy, Introducing Copy of Famous Calligraphy — Rolling Style, Introducing Copy of Mi Fu’s Calligraphy. He also published nearly a hundred calligraphy articles, and was invited to give lectures on calligraphy by many museums, libraries, universities, and TV stations.
Face of Pan. Both sides, poem by Lu You, poem by Li Shangyin
Xuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 87x52 cm, 2008
A Su Shi Poem (Song Dynasty)
Xuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 35x35 cm, 2000
Horizontal hanging scroll – “A Poem by a Leaving Son” by Meng Jiao
Xuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 91.6х34.9 cm, 2006
Couplet – “Sunrise of the East China Sea in the morning, growing rays brilliant”
By Tang Zuyong
Xuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 25x70 cm, 2008
Copy of Garlic Flower Article by Yang Ningshi
Xuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 53x37 cm, 2000
Poem describing plum blossom by Li Fang Ying Square paper
Xuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 66x66 cm, 2008
Wind Brakes a Wave
Xuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 136x35 cm, 2008
A Poem about a diligent Student (left side)
Xuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 20x70 cm, 2006
A Poem about a diligent Student (right side)
Xuan paper, Chinese ink, writing brush, 33x135 cm, 2006