范昌乾‏Fan Chang Tien

字鹤丹,号园丁、园翁,1907年出生于广东揭阳,毕业于前上海艺术专业学院。师从王一亭、诸闻韵 、王个簃、潘天寿等人,擅长国画,尤善花鸟。1937年至1945年之间任教于香港华南中学,普宁县立师范,揭阳师范学校。1956年在新加坡中华总商会举行个展,任教于新加坡中正总校及黄埔中学直至1968年退休。他的作品曾获国画大师张大千的赞赏。许多本地著名画家也都是他的门生,包括已故新加坡文化奖得主蔡逸溪和著名画家林家雄。1987年去世,享年80岁。

 

Born in 1907 in Jieyang, Guangdong province, China. Graduated from former Shanghai Art College. studying under the masters Wang Geyi, Wang Yiting, Pan Tianshou and others, who were disciples of Wu Changshuo, the renowned master of the Shanghai School of Painting. Guided by his philosophical approach towards life and art, Fan’s work navigates a profound connection between self-expression, nature and the literary tradition in which he belongs to–and as a result, his work is a masterful combination of allegory and art, executed by bold yet sensitive strokes. His favourite subjects of bamboo and orchids are often depicted to express the values that he identifies with – the bamboo stood for fine gentlemanly qualities such as humility and integrity while the orchid emits elegant fragrance and embodies refinement and goodness.

 

 

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F2 山樂图 | Joyful Mountain Scene 69x45cm

山樂图 | Joyful Mountain Scene

 山樂图

倏忽萬怡得错落
汎舟地悄幽人問
流洪声响天多阔
棄守不堪世见慳

 Joyful Mountain Scene

Sudden feelings of immense joy and happiness,

Rowing amidst the surrounding silence and stillness.

Rambling sound of waterfall towards the sky headed,

Hustling and bustling of mercenary world detested.

竹蘭 | Bamboo & Orchid Beauty 73x52cm

竹蘭 | Bamboo & Orchid Beauty

         竹蘭

五旬歲月擬篁竿
時見添蘭更好看
今古画人情意妙
相彰不異鳳池翰

            壬寅歲 夏四月於星洲客次

                          并缀俚句補空白

                         嶺東 范昌乾   范氏、 昌乾  两印章

Bamboo & Orchid Beauty

For fifty years the simple bamboo painted,

At times in complement orchids were added.

Since ancient times artists took great pleasure,

To magnify its beauty in good measure.

N05 流水闲钓 | Fishing on A Fine Day (1984) 70x35cm

流水闲钓 | Fishing on A Fine Day

   流水闲钓 

万山突起嶺勾连
雅量何曾志未遷
洪水蜿蜒声不断
情闲小艇钓晴煙

Fishing on A Fine Day

Cliffs and peaks intertwine with each other,

Idealistic longings remain steadfast ever.

Meandering rivers and streams flowing unceasingly,

A good day to take the boat out fishing delightfully.

F14 秋林群棲 | Congregation 96.5x35cm

秋林群棲 | Congregation

秋林群棲

  范昌乾先生佳製

      鄞人 吴永良 题

Congregation

Painted by Fan, inscription by Prof Wu Yong Liang from Hangzhou.