About the Artist

Uncle Zeng (Xiangming Zeng) is a master of drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting, oil painting and architecture. His works have been shown in museums and galleries in many different countries. Two of his paintings are in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of China.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Uncle Zeng had many one-man shows in many famous universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U. S. A. and Simon Fraser University in Canada.

During this time, Uncle Zeng's paintings have also been exhibited in the following places:

  • National Gallery of China in 1984
  • National Gallery of Russia in 1985
  • Royal Museum of Thailand in 1985
  • National Museum of Brazil in 1986
  • Museum of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987
  • Pennsylvania University in the U. S. A.
    in 1988
  • City Hall of Hanover, Germany in 1988
  • Galleries in Australia in 1988
  • Galleries in New Zealand in 1989
  • Simon Fraser University in Canada in 1996

Uncle Zeng is from a very famous artistic and educational family in China. The Zeng family has donated many teaching books and materials to schools and libraries.

Uncle Zeng had given free guidance and suggestions to many young artists for more than 45 years in China, the United States, and Canada.

简介

画家曾向明(被大家称为 Uncle Zeng),1951 年生于中国广州市。

曾向明出身书香世家,自幼习琴棋书画,乃宗圣曾子第 75 代孙。早年以优异成绩毕业于广州美术学院。擅长素描,水彩,油画,建筑与设计,他的作品曾在多个国家的博物馆或美术馆展出,其中两幅代表作品《蚕茧丰收》和《放》由中国美术馆收藏。

曾向明曾经在很多著名大学进行艺术交流,举办个人画展,包括美国麻省理工学院,美国宾夕法尼亚大学和加拿大西门菲沙大学。

曾向明乃第一个将中国风景山水画带到美国长青藤大学展出的中国的画家。

曾向明于 1976 年至 1986 年期间在中国有大量的作品入选全国美展,广东省美展,广州市美展,并多次获奖。

曾向明于 1985 年被选为优秀艺术家,代表广东省文艺界出席中国文联访问团。

曾向明在移民加拿大之前曾在美国的波士顿,纽约,华盛顿,匹兹堡,费城,三藩市,洛杉矶,蒙特雷,西雅图,夏威夷等地作巡回画展,并大受欢迎。

公元 2000 年,曾向明效法古人,住在山青水秀的高贵林山上,放弃所有举办个人画展的机会,和孩子们一起专注于琴棋书画。

由于得到加拿大伟大的钢琴家 Edward Parker 和优秀的教育家 Carla Read 的教导,曾向明的儿子曾俊文曾获加拿大的钢琴冠军,数学冠军,并两次荣获加拿大学生可以得到的最高荣誉:加拿大总督奖(高中毕业全校最高分,大学毕业全校最高分)。

曾向明的女儿曾悦文在画画方面得到加拿大的最高荣誉,分别获得 Royal Canadian Legion 彩色海报设计全国冠军,皇家军团黑白宣传画全省冠军,中学生毕业创作全市冠军,温哥华现场写生比赛总冠军,和加拿大总督奖(高中毕业总成绩全校最高分)。

2016 年,曾向明和女儿曾悦文受加拿大第 28 任总督约翰斯顿的邀请前往加拿大总督府参加国宴。