Zu Ming Ho was born in China in 1949. and graduated from the Shanghai Drama Institute Department of Fine Arts. He has served a term as the Vice Chancellor of Jia Zhou Institute of Paintings.
By his teens he was already accomplished in drawing, watercolor, still life, landscape, calligraphy, traditional Chinese painting, and figure painting in the “western” style. But it was this last nod toward western art that landed Ho in a forced labor camp. For the next ten years the communist regime tried to break Ho’s spirit by depriving him of his art. But he kept his dream alive by visualizing paintings and memorizing images and hoping that, someday, he would be able to put them on canvas or paper.
After the cultural revolution ended in 1876, he resumed his formal education and in the years that followed, he graduated with honors from the Shanghai Drama Institute Department of Fine Arts, majoring in oil painting.
Ho’s dream was fuuther realized in 1987 when he immigrated to the United States. Free to follow his talent, he began creating pieces rich with meaning and elegance. Today he combines a gentle touch with vivid color to produce works that uniquely celebrate the grace of the human body and the intimacy of our relationship with nature and the universe. Zu Ming Ho, has recently moved back to China where he is an art professor at a major university.
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