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Yan Sun

Professor of Art and Director of Art Gallery of Muskingum University.

"Yan Sun – A True American Master" by George Korńye.

M.F.A.Painting and Drawing. East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University-Commerce), TX, U.S.A.
M.A.Art History. Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi'an, CHINA.
B.F.A.Painting and Drawing. Northwest Normal University. Lanzhou, China.

Yan Sun's paintings are shown in solo exhibitions in art centers, galleries, as well as museums such as Hayden Museum of American Art, Zanesville Museum of Art, Canton Museum of Art, and Museum of East Texas. And some paintings become part of the museums' permanent collection. His paintings are also selected in numerous regional, national, and international art exhibitions. Many of his paintings received awards.

Yan Sun is the recipient of The William Oxley Thompson Award for Excellence in Teaching (2001) and The William Rainey Harper Award for Outstanding Scholarship (2008) of Muskingum University.

To recognize the contributions of Yan Sun to the museum and its community, Zanesville Museum of Art named its “Diverse Cultures” Gallery the "Yan Sun Diverse Cultures Gallery."

Hayden Museum of American Art published Yan Sun’s paintings in books: Life • Time • SpaceYan Sun’ Paintings in 2004 and Yan Sun - Cross Culture . Cross Century in 2007. Introductory article, "Yan Sun – A True American Master," by George Korńye.

Yan Sun is a signature member of Oil Painters of America (OPA).

Yan Sun Painting Solo Exhibitions

Yan Sun Painting Selected Exhibitions