Reduction woodblock Prints by Chen Yongle ()
Chen Yongle was born in the Yunan Province of China in 1954 (other sources say 1944). He is currently the President of the Yunnan Research Institute of Fine Art, and is a member of various art organisations and committees including the Chinese Artists Association, the Chinese Graphic Artists Association, and the Association of the Artists of Chinese Craft and Art. Chen Yongle's prints have been exhibited at many international events and his works can be seen at Fine Art Museums in Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong), the USA, and Europe (France, Belgium, Holland, Germany).

As with other Chinese print artists, Chen Yongle's woodblock prints are characterised first and foremost by their large size. Many of his prints reach 100 x 70cm in dimension although around a third are smaller format (well, 'smaller' for Chinese prints, at 40 x 40cm). I classify his style as been 'Sino-Egyptian', like that of Hao Ping, and his art would feel at home in the tombs of any of the great Egyptian pharos. Yongle's prints are produced via the woodblock reduction technique. No new editions are possible because the woodblock is destroyed as a natural part of the reduction process.

Many of Yongle's editions are no longer avaliable from the artist.

Prints by Chen Yongle ()

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Melody For An Abundant Harvest
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Tomb Sweeping
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: June
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: On The Way
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Women with Waist Flowers
Date: 1990s
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Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Vertical Song
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Trace
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Spring Warmth
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Spring
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Rhyme
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Qin Rhyme
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Country Sounds 2
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Autumn Wind
Date: 1990s

Artist: Chen Yongle
Title: Embroideress
Date: c1990s


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