Yang Shen-sum, a prominent Chinese artist, died on May 15 of a heart attack. He was 92.
The Chinese painter studied art in Kyoto, Japan, and spent the rest of his life becoming a master of the Lingnan school of painting, a style that combines traditional techniques with Japanese and Western realist approaches. Yang added his own flair by painting with the use of dry textural stroke
He was best known for his bird, animal and floral pictures, and elegant calligraphy. His giant pine tree painting, “Evergreen Forever,” is currently displayed in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.
Yang moved to Canada in 1988, and was in Hong Kong on a visit when he died.