Professor Lan Yongrang
Born in 1938, Lan Yongrang graduated with distinction from the Chinese Painting Department of Luxun Fine Arts Academy in 1964. In 1981, having refined and mastered the art of landscape painting, he returned to the Academy at Luxun as a Professor.
Professor Lan Yongrang is now the Vice-Director of the Fine Arts Research Institute. He is also a member of the Chinese Artists Association.
His paintings have been exhibited throughout China and also in Japan, Australia, Mongolia, South Korea and Hong Kong. During his long painting career Professor Lan Yongrang has been granted many prestigious awards. These include:
For his painting "The Precipice" - the Merit of 1987 from the Japanese Modern Water and Ink Painting Exhibition.
His painting "Mountain" received the award of Merit from the South Korean Eastern and Western Culture Association.
His painting "Old Ship" has received many awards, including Merits from;
- The North Eastern Three Provinces' Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition
- Liaoning Province Chinese Painting Exhibition (2nd)
The All China Fine Arts Exhibition awarded "Old Ship" joint Seventh Prize and it was selected for exhibition inclusion by the Chinese High Fine Arts Institutes' Chinese Painting and Fine Arts Center.
Along with "Frosty Yard in the Fall", "Old Ship" was also selected for exhibition by the World Senior Statesmen invitation only, Eastern Fine Arts Exhibition.
"Old Ship" has since been purchased by Yuanguang University (Korea) and added to their permanent collection.
During April 1997 Luxun Fine Arts Academy held a solo exhibition exclusively for Professor Lan Yongrang's paintings.
Since being invited to visit and exhibit his work in Japan during 1988 Professor Lan Yongrang has developed academic exchanges with Korea, published articles in Hong Kong and has recently been invited on an exhibition tour to Sweden and Denmark.