Alexander Chen's Biography
Alexander Chen, an ordinary man with an extraordinary vision and talent, was born in Canton China in 1952. Alexander began drawing as a child developing his craft as he moved through the many changes that came into his life. At age 16, he moved to the countryside where for the next four years he worked as a farmer, all the while continuing to record in his art the world as it evolved before him. Then for six years he worked for an on the road theater, painting stage backgrounds.
At age 26 Alexander found himself once again in Canton,
but this time as a student at the art schools and colleges where he
continued his studies in art. While in art school, he met a fellow student
who would later become his wife. Much had changed for this city born
artist who for so many years lived as a country bumpkin.
In 1989 Alexander and his wife immigrated to America
where he quickly translated his love for the United States into paintings
that reflect deep feelings for our bustling cities and our beautiful
countryside and national parks.