Zhang Guangbin was born in 1915 in Sichuan. He spent his childhood emerged in the beautiful landscape of Sichuan and the impressive experience became the fountain of his creativity in art. Zhang learnt from masters such as Fu Baoshi, Li Keran, Huang Junbi, Pan Tianshou, Feng Zikai and Kao Hungchin. Zhang’s research covers clerical script and tablet inscriptions of the Northern Wei Dynasty. Furthermore, his cursive script captures the spirit of Bada Shanren.
After coming to Taiwan at the age of 53 years old, Zhang worked in Department of Painting and Calligraphy at the National Palace Museum and was responsible for the dicipline of calligraphy education. The artist issued dozens of vital essays related to Chinese art history during that time. Moreover, Zhang got The 29th National Culture Award of R.O.C. (Taiwan) in 2010 which textifies to his important role as a contemporary painting and calligraphy artist. Zhang held exhibitions in Taipei Fine Art Museum, National Taiwan Museum, and National Museum of History. His paintings were also collected by many magnificent art institutions such as National Museum of History, China Academy of Art and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.
“300 years of fine arts in Taiwan”, National Taiwan University of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, 1990
“Zhang Guang-bin at 90: A Retrospective Exhibition of Calligraphy and Ink Paintings”, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004