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Miniature calligraphy works by Wang Zhiwen in Shantou, S China

People's Daily Online)  12:55, November 26, 2012

Wang Zhiwen makes a miniature calligraphic creation at his studio in Shantou, south China's Guangdong Province, March 8, 2012. (Xinhua/Ke Zhixiong)

Born in Shantou, south China's Guangdong Province, 50-year-old Wang Zhiwen is a master of traditional Chinese arts and crafts. The man's success story is all about a longstanding pursuit of artistic perfection followed by a steady, temperate radiation of talents. As a boy, he developed an interest in Chinese calligraphy. When he grew up, he picked up color decoration skills by learning from local folk artists in Shantou. His efforts to blend colored porcelain decoration and miniature calligraphy began during his student years at Tsinghua University.

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Mr. Wang's porcelain-based miniature calligraphy works have won over twenty state and provincial awards, and are collected by the Palace Museum, the National Museum of China (NMC), the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) and other institutions. One of Mr. Wang's works, a spherical porcelain bottle with miniature versions of the works of a few renowned calligraphers from the Tang (618-907 AD) and Song (960-1127 AD) dynasties on its surface, was displayed in June 2011 during the trilateral summit of China, Japan and South Korea in Tokyo, capital of Japan.

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