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Fine Artist Ping Irvin - Resume

Ping Irvin, (Yunping Ma) is an artist who grew up in Kunming, China. Her beautiful work is reminiscent of Frida Kahlo, Paul Klee and George Braque. Her family name, “Ma” means horse in Chinese, and the horse appears in many of her paintings .

Ping graduated from Yunnan Art College in 1982, and was awarded a professorship in 2003.

She won first prize in the National Chinese Exhibition in 1982 for the oil painting,“Return” which was published in the book, “Chinese Fine Arts, the Excellent Works Collection"

A world-class artist, she has collectors in China, Thailand, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the United States.

Her painting titled "Distant View” was featured in the book, “Biography of Chinese Artists Worldwide". Then in 1999. The work titled "Limpid Fountain” won the International Honor Prize in the “International Chinese Art Competition“, and she was given the award of “Outstanding International Chinese Artist”

She is also listed in, "Who’s Who in the Art of Modern China" and "The Biographic Dictionary of Chinese Artists"

After marrying fellow artist Craig Irvin, she began to show in the United States extensively mostly in the South, Mid-West, and Southwest.









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Seeking the peaceful side of life, I paint the colorful dreams of childhood. I paint the serene poetry found in nature. I paint the peaceful harmony between humans and nature.