Self protrait, Zifen Qian

Original oil/ self portrait.


Zifen Qian, artist

Zifen Qian


Zifen Qian is a Modern Romanticism artist who combines eastern and western cultures in his works. He graduated from Shanghai Normal University and Portland State University with MFA a highest terminal degree of visual arts.

He has taught art in both US and Chinese colleges as a professor. His paintings have been selected into official Shanghai Fine Arts Exhibition and Across East China National Oil Painting Exhibition in his early ages.

He had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Portland, Paris, London and other cities of the world. He has created a great number of paintings to be published through greeting card publishing company with over hundred million copies sold around the world in the past two decades.

Museums, governments, universities, corporations and private collectors have acquired his original paintings. The oil painting “Traveling Companion” has been selected for the cover of an American national history book.

He was exclusively invited as an illustrator of a celebrity’s book titled: “Entertaining with Betsy Bloomingdale”.

His artistic life has been introduced by many important United States and Chinese publications such as: “The Washington Post” and “People’s Daily”. His profile has been listed in “The Dictionary Of Achievements Of The World Chinese Artists”, 6 times in American editions “Who’s Who in America” and 12 times in American editions “Who’s Who in the World”.

His book titled: “The Art of Zifen Qian” is available online and in most major book stores of the United States, Europe and Asia.

The Art of Zifen Qian, hardcover art book.

Artist lecture Fairweather House and Garden, Zifen Qian

Zifen Qian lecturing at Fairweather House and Garden during a Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.