Art at Site Meilin Han Speed

Han Meilin


Beijing International Sculpture Park
Han Meilin (simplified Chinese: 韓美林; traditional Chinese: 韩美林; pinyin: Hán Měilín; born 1936 in Jinan, Shandong) is a Chinese artist most recognized today for his creation of the Fuwa dolls for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Han is also known to have lived through hard times during the Cultural Revolution.
In 2015, on October 15 at the UNESCO Headquarters, he was named the UNESCO Artist For Peace. “In recognition of his long-term commitment to promoting art and artistic education in China, his support to providing quality education to young people, notably through projects led by the Han Meilin Art Foundation, and his dedication to the ideals and aims of the Organization.” He has also announced plans to donate a 7-meter-tall bronze statue entitled Guardian of Peace, to UNESCO on the occasion of the Organization’s 70th anniversary.
Han Meilin was born in 1936 in Jinan, Shandong. He was admitted to the Central Academy of Arts and Design in 1955. He has had a prolific artistic career of painting and sculpture. He was commissioned to create the 10 meter high Five Dragon Clock Tower for the 26th Olympic Games held in Atlanta in 1996. Other monumental sculptures include ‘Tigers’ for Dalian in Liaoning Province, ‘The Bull’ for Jinan, ‘Cock Crows to Herald the Break of Day’ for Zibo in Shandong Province, and ‘Sacred Bull’ for Shekou. Han Meilin also created the Fuwa doll mascots for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
This is a most remarkable museum of Han Meilin which includes sculpture, porcelain, and paintings. The sculpture series of mother and child is not to be missed. He did the logo for the Olympics and his magnificent massive sculptures are now found throughout China (and one in Atlanta, Georgia too!).
Han Meilin Art Museum, Adres: No. 68 Jiukeshu Donglu, Beijing, China.
Shijingshan District is one of the six uraban districts under the administration of Beijing. As an international traveler first time visiting Beijing, you would rarely think of visiting this unknown district on the west edge of Beijing city proper. Shijingshan District is not a place rich in historical sites or natural landscapes.
But if you are interested in arts and sculpture, Shijingshan is worth visiting, mainly due to the unique Beijing International Sculpture Park in the district. It is a multi-function park focused on arts appreciation, research, travel and entertainment. The natural landscape and man-made arts and sculpture are perfectly merged here in the park.
There are over 200 sculptures from over 40 countries, dotted in the park create a paradise for people seeking the mixture of arts and natural beauty. In the middle of the park, there is a Yulan Magnolia Garden planted with hundreds of Yulan Magnolia trees of 9 species, a highlight during the spring time when all the Yulan Magnolia trees are in full bloom.

The Beijing International Sculpture Park gives space to the WTCF.
WTCF is the first city-based international tourism organization in the world. Guided by the vision of Better City Life through Tourism, it is committed to facilitating exchanges and cooperations between members and promoting sustainable growth in the tourism sector. WTCF aims to increase the appeal of tourism cities as international destinations, enhance the quality and efficiency of their services, boost the brand images of tourism cities and promote balanced economic and social progress in tourism cities and regions."