Zimou Tan – Oakland, CA – http://www.zimoutanart.com
Zimou Tan was named “Chinese Master Artist” in December of 2007 by the Chinese government Art and Culture department, also selected as “The 50 Artists impacted China”. Tan was born and raised in Canton, China, apprenticed to Chinese Master Artist Le, YiFeng at age 12. At age 14 he immigrated to America with his family. Mr. Tan graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco in 2000. There he earned degrees in both Traditional Illustration and Fine Arts.
In 2003 Tan won the Northern California Gold Metal portrait painting competition.
2005, he was the Gold Medal Winner at the Hudson Valley Art Association’s 74th Annual Exhibit.
In 2006 Mr. Tan won Best of Show at the Morro Bay Art Association Group Exhibit.
Tan has exhibited with the California Art Club’s gold Medal and Group Exhibits.
His paintings have been presented in the New York Portrait Society Gallery in New York City; American Artists Professional League- 73rd Grand National Exhibition in the New York City; de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, and Asia Society of Arts of America, San Francisco, California. 20th Annual Marin Open Studio as main feature artist at Corte Madera, California.
Tan is a member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, American Society of Portrait Artists. Zimou’s work has been featured in “International Artist Magazine” “Art of the West Magazine”, “The artist magazine”, “Stroke of Genius”, Front page story for “Marin Independent Journal”, “Chinese Master Artist”, “The 50 Artists inputted China”.
Art Renew Center 2014 Finalist. First world watercolor finalist 2014, Collection Beaux-Arts Réaliste’s first prize. 2014.
Art is life, life is art, life without art is meaningless
Stephanie Brunell – Las Vegas, NY