21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
How the painter was made

Young painter Xu Chen is creating a large-scale "City Memory" series of works, and his daughter must climb up to find out what it's all about. This is a moment captured in the humble artist's creation, the picture is both warm and witty, letting people experience the painstaking process of the artist's growth in the daily life. (Xu Chen is a master's student of landscape painting in the Department of Chinese Painting of China Academy of Art, a member of China Artists Association, and a member of Shanghai Artists Association.)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: China
Copyright: © Jianghao Wang