Introduction to Qin Bailan
Qin Bailan, a well-known disabled painter, is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and of the Chinese Artists Association, and the vice chairman of Liaoning Railway Cultural Union. She was a deputy to the National People's Congress and a representative of the United Nations' World Conference on Women. In 2005, she was awarded the title of one of ¡°China¡¯s Ten Major Art Masters¡±.
Qin Bailan has loved art since her childhood. At the age of 18, she fell sick, which resulted in the paralysis of her legs. In the past forty years, she has been diligently working and has created thousands of paintings of women and children from Chinese history. She has extensively studied the history of Chinese historical and mythical characters. The figures she paints are truly beautiful and refined. Each painting is uniquely exquisite and expresses qualities that are simple yet lifelike. She expertly contrasts vivid colors, truly bringing life and dimension to the images. Her work has been received with great enthusiasm throughout the country. In 1995 she attended the Fourth World Conference on Women hosted by the UN in Beijing. She demonstrated her particular form of painting to more than 1000 participants from over 100 countries. Seven of her paintings of traditional Chinese women were chosen as mementos for the participants. The principle representatives from 190 countries received a special calendar of Ms Qin¡¯s paintings of distinguished women in Chinese history. Her achievements and good spirits are highly commended by the international community. Ms Qin was recognized as one of the 1000 outstanding living women in the world. Between 1997 and 2012 she held exhibitions in more than 50 countries, including the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Russia, Brazil, Peru and Egypt, etc. Each venue brought a great deal of praise for her. In 2001, Qin Bailan¡¯s exhibitions were listed as part of the Foreign Cultural Exchange Projects of China. Since then, they have been shown in many countries throughout the world in many languages, including Chinese, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, French, German, and Arabic£¬Persian. Qin Bailan has the honour of being called an emissary of beauty and friendship. She has been received by Chinese leaders, like Chairman Hu Jintao and Chairman Jiang Zemin, and many leaders of foreign nations.