|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
She is also listed in, "Whos
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.