Biography


About the Artist

J.Z. Xu showed his interest in art at the age of 3. He began training with classical drawing, especially Russian school. His mentors ranged from old masters, impressionists, to John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla and Ilya Repin. 

After trying several mediums, JZ fell in love with pastel, which gives him total freedom in formation, color, and strokes for self -expression.  He currently is a member of Portrait Society of America, American impressionist Society, Chicago Pastel Painters, International Association of Pastel Society and Pastel Society of Southwest and Pastel Society of America.

JZ loves fine arts, including but not limited to classical music, poems, and photography. He enjoys traveling with his wife, May, and two sons, Allen and Bryan.

5 Responses so far.

  1. Zhou Li says:

    Congratulations! And thank you for sharing! Zhou Li

  2. Amee says:

    If I can leave message without registration

  3. Amee says:

    Here I am, this is Qi, Great place to visit,
    Congrate to JZ, second to none!

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