|Tan's paintings of landscapes and animals, which are expressed in unique and various ways, are beautiful and heartwarming. Tan has received a number of prizes including the Silver Prize of the 6th "Exhibition of Chinese Art" (this work is displayed in the National Art Museum of China) and the Special Gold Prize of Chinese Books, and has published 17 picture books. Tan's name is recorded in "Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Artists" and "Dictionary of Modern Chinese Arts' Masters". His many works have been purchased by art collectors in China, Japan, the U.S.A. and European countries.
Tan came to Japan in 1992, and has since held exhibitions of his works at museums and galleries, receiving prizes at exhibitions of art, illustrations, and computer graphics. Tan has been the subject of numerous journal articles, and is an active contributor of illustrations for movie posters, DVD soft jackets, and books. Commercial spin-offs based on his works include a jigsaw puzzle and a calendar. The picture books such as "Yanmeize, a boy who fought against Dragons" "The Enormous Turtles" "The Wonderful Jar" have been published by Fukuinkan-shoten Publishers, Japan. The original artworks of the picture books have been purchased by the Japanese Picture Book Museum. (16 picture books have also published in China.)
Tan became a naturalized Japanese citizen in 1998 and currently lives in Tokyo.
Tan currently works at Nippon Animation's studio for illustrations, designs,an animation for a TV commercial and ending animations of TV animation series such as The Classic Family Theater Series "Tico and Friends"(watercolor painting), "Little Woman II/ Jo's Boys" (Watercolor painting)and a new series "The Legend of Condor Hero" (currently broadcast on BS Fuji, every Thursday from pm 10:25~).
Born in Chongqing, China.
Member of the Association of Chinese Artists.
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