Hong Min Zou Biography

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Hong Min Zou
Artist Hong Min Zou, a nationally recognized portrait painter who has been painting professionally for over 25 years, has created nearly one thousand works of art. His painting have won many major national and international juried art awards.

Zou's specialty is oil portrait printing. His portraits are loved and greatly appreciated by collectors in Georgia, North Carolina, New York, and California. His greatest achievement is the award he won in the American portrait competition for his portrait of Charlotte Hope, selected from more than 10,000 entries in the nation's largest portrait competition, sponsored by "The Artist's Magazine." His winning entry was feature on the cover of the magazine's portrait competition issue.

His subjects of all ages, individuals, and groups are completely believable as the artist portrays them. "An artist must use more than his hand and eyes to paint; he must also use his heart. Great portraiture shows the spirit of both the model and the painter," Zou often says to his art students.

Hong Min Zou travels to the client's location to sketch and photograph. Usually this is done on a weekend to avoid children missing school. Zou completes a portrait in two to three months. Working mostly in oils, he achieves a blend of impressionist technique with a representational style to create the nation's best portrait paintings.

Recent Awards and Honors
1991 18th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, Merit Award
1990 American Pastel Society Exhibition
1990 Lake Worth Art League 49th National Juried Art Competition. Second Place Award.
1990 17th International Dogwood Festival Art Show. First Place Award.
1989 The Artist's Magazine National Portrait Competition, Special Recognition Award.
1989 Southeastern Pastel Society First Annual International Exhibition - 5th Merit Award.
1988 Brush & Palette Club's 41st Annual National Art Exhibition - Best of Show Award.
1988 Wichita Art Association 5th Annual National Small Painting Competition, 4th Place Award.
1987 Louisiana Water Color Society's 18th International Exhibit - Merit Award.
1983 BBC Art Exhibition in Britain.

Publicity and Feature Presentation
1991 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper feature article
1991 Daily News newspaper feature article
1991 The Macon Telegraph newspaper feature article
1991 The Savannah Morning News newspaper feature article
1991 The Augusta Chronicle newspaper feature article
1991 The Lutheran Magazine cover portrait painting
1990 The Word Journal newspaper feature article
1989 The Artist's Magazine cover award-winning portrait
1989 The Word & I magazine illustration
1985 GSU Signal newspaper feature article
1984 China Daily International newspaper feature article
1977 Ching Central Offical People's Magazine feature picture

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