Brief Introduction To The Basic Condition Of Chengdu Art Academy
Founded in 1980, Chengdu Art Academy is among the first nationwide public welfare-oriented professional art institutions established by the government whose mission it is to specialize in art exhibition, collection, storage, display, research, creation, academic exchanges, and public education.
Chengdu is a famous historical and cultural city. As early as 938 A.D., Mengchang, emperor of Later Shu established the first royal art academy of China in Chengdu. The palace style and the art school created by the painters adept at realistically painting birds and flowers represented by the father and son, Huangquan and Huang Jucai, had a profound influence on successive generations. In the 1930s to 1940s, a host of masters gathered in Chengdu and played their boosting part in the development of painting.
When originally established, the office of Chengdu Art Academy was located in the Cultural Park and later it was moved to No. 59, Zhijishi Street in 1983. The present Chengdu Art Academy occupies an area of 2331 square meters, whose architectural appearance is the typical quadrangle folk house in western Sichuan in the late Qing Dynasty, the style being primitive yet elegant. In June, 2007, the folk houses of Chengdu Art Academy were approved as “Sichuan Provincial Heritage Conservation Site”. In April, 2015, the second protection and maintenance project for the folk houses of Chengdu Art Academy was accomplished, with the first being in January, 2008.
Organization arrangement and personnel conditions
At present, the Art Academy has Arts Council, Academic Committee, Office, Creation Department, Promotion Department, Art Gallery and Training Department. With staffing level being 35, there are 30 on-duty staffs, including 17 professional creators. 25 famous artists with a lofty virtue worthy of respect are employed as the consultants successively. At present, 11 artists and critics are employed as the artistic adviser of Chengdu Art Academy;10 artists with social and market influence are employed as the painters of Chengdu Art Academy; 32 excellent young and middle-aged artists in Chengdu region are employed as the distinguished artists of Chengdu Art Academy.