original oil portraits

Pejman Gallery provides Custom Commissioned Oil Portraits based on your photographs by internationally acclaimed artist WuJian.

WuJian's Bio

Wu Jian was born in Hangzhou, Zheijian Province, China in 1942. In 1961 he began his study of oil painting at Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts. From 1977 to 1980, he was the lecturer of oil paintings at The Shanghai College. The artist was then awarded the honorable position of Professor of Fine Arts at Shanghai Jiao Tong University where he remained until 1986.

In 1986 Wu Jian moved to San Francisco. He furthered his art training at the San Francisco Academy of Fine Arts College, and later at the Art Studies League of New York. His style reminiscent of French Impressionism and graceful ballerinas are a favorite subject on the artist's canvas.

Wu Jian’s Paintings have been exhibited throughout China, Great Britain, Japan, Russia, and the United States. They have been included in a two year touring exhibition of Museum NECCA, organized by the New England Center for Contemporary Art. Wu Jian’s unique blending of classical, realistic, and impressionistic styles place him to be an artist of utmost merit, and his paintings stand as testament to many years of thoughtful study.

“Wu Jian’s recent paintings of ballet dancers are strangely pensive and provocative. There is a wonderful tension in these works between movement and rest which go well beyond the poses found in most academic paintings. Wu Jian is a painter both of our time and an era past. His pictorial language is highly disciplined, evocative of the great European master painters of the 17th and 18th century. This artist has made a great contribution to the internationalization of art while retaining rich values that are national and personal” - Henry Riseman, Director of Museum NECCA