The Academy of Human and Nature Oil Paintings was founded in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, in June, 1996. It is an academic unit administrated by Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, aiming at expressing nature by artistic language to study the oil paintings collected in ZMNH.
The academy is composed of more than 30 noted Zhejiang oil painters as well as other painters with or above associate professorship. The academy invites influential oil painters or community leaders to act as Honorary President, Honorary Advisor, Artistic Advisor and Consultant, and also employs the painters well-known at home and abroad to fill a post of Guest Academician.
The academy holds the painters exhibitions of works annually and artistic activities irregularly, for instance, organizing painters to paint from life, launching academic activities, staging personal or joint exhibitions of academicians works so as to popularize and introduce the academicians to the world.
Translated and Edited by XuMing