Chinese marquetry from Canada

Posted By on December 31, 2009

These marquetry paintings are made by Aikang Chen .
She was born in Yan’an Province, China.
As a young girl she was accepted to the high school affiliated with the elite Central Academy in Beijing, then entered the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the China Academy of Art) in Hangzhou in 1965.
When universities reopened after the Cultural Revolution, she returned to the China
Academy of Art and taught in the Oil Painting Department from 1978 to1989.
She emigrated to Canada with her family in 1990. She is now a freelance artist and teacher based in Vancouver.
Source:  www.marquetrymurals.com and Google

Wedding Dancers

Wedding Dancers

Huntress Pursued

Huntress Pursued

Concubines at Rest

Concubines at Rest

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4 Responses to “Chinese marquetry from Canada”

  1. Reason is powerless in the expression of Love. – Rumi

  2. Brad Bryan says:

    Please facilitate me getting in touch with this artist or another individual who can make panels similar to the chinese marquetry seen on this page. I would be very interested in having some done for my home.

  3. Hello Brad Bryan,

    It is 2016 now and I ran across your request for information. Are you still interested in locating the artist or a marqueterian? I may be able to help you. In fact, the “Wedding Dancers” was crafted by my husband from a painting of Aikang Chen, with her permission. My husband Gene Zanni died in August 2011.
    I would be glad to answer your questions. –Priscilla Zanni

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