Richard Lin (1933-2011) born in Taichung, Taiwan, he graduated from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School. During 1952-1958, he lived in the United Kingdom where he studied architecture and fine arts at Millfield School and Regent Street Polytechnic (now University of Westminster). During the early years, Lin’s creation was based on Eastern philosophical thoughts of Laozi and Zhuangzi. He applied concepts of Chinese splash-ink landscape painting, and combined them with the “reserved blank”, a key feature of traditional Chinese painting. Therefore, the freely swaying ink and the rhythmical strokes brought an infinite energy into his paintings. During his later years, Lin put more emphasis on rationality, geometry and pure mediums, thus strongly implicating modernism. Very soon he became known as the master of minimalism among Taiwanese modernists. Lin received an award from the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 1961, exhibited at Documenta 3 in Germany in 1964, and was awarded at the “Chinese Modern Sculture Exhibition” organized by Taipei Fine Arts Museum. His works have been collected by art museums of international importance, such as Tate Modern in London, Museum of Modern Art in Roma, Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and National Palace Museum in Taipei.






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