HO MING-CHI


Ho Ming-Chi (1921-2002) was born in Jiangsu, China. In 1942, he enrolled at the National Hangzhou School of Art (now China Academy of Art) and majored in sculpture. Served as Lecturer in Sculpture in the Department of Fine Arts at the Taiwan Provincial College of Education (now National Taiwan Normal University) from 1951. In 1962, he assisted in developing course of sculpture at the National Taiwan College of Arts (now National Taiwan University of Arts). In 1982, he helped to found the National Institute of the Arts (now Taipei National University of the Arts), and had worked as Professor and Dean of the Department of Fine Arts until retirement. In addition to teaching and creating, Ho was also compiling sculpture-related articles from newspapers and magazines.

He was Sculpture Review Committee Member at the National Art Exhibition of the Republic of China, Taiwan Provincial Fine Arts Exhibition, Taipei Fine Art Exhibition and other art exhibitions in various places. Besides, he also served as Jury Member of Sculpture Collection Committee of Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. Ho Ming-Chi used figurative realism style to narrate Chinese literature and history. He combined traditional Western realism with vibrant Eastern spirit. Shape served not to pursuit dynamism, but to focus on the presentation of static beauty.

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