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About Traditional Art / Professional Ming You (Edward) XuMale/Canada Recent Activity
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Little Shepherdess by MingYou-Xu Little Shepherdess :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 192 22 Dressed For Festival by MingYou-Xu Dressed For Festival :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 146 15 Ming You Xu - Early Morning, 2015 by MingYou-Xu Ming You Xu - Early Morning, 2015 :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 208 23 White Headscarves by MingYou-Xu White Headscarves :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 146 28 Horseman II by MingYou-Xu Horseman II :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 71 9 Brewing Tea by MingYou-Xu Brewing Tea :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 161 25 Old Wagon by MingYou-Xu Old Wagon :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 23 3 Cheetah by MingYou-Xu Cheetah :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 23 3 Landscape III by MingYou-Xu Landscape III :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 147 25 Fall by MingYou-Xu Fall :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 147 21 Landscape II by MingYou-Xu Landscape II :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 42 2 Landscape I  by MingYou-Xu Landscape I :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 69 16 Preparing Spools by MingYou-Xu Preparing Spools :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 55 4 Chatting by MingYou-Xu Chatting :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 51 8 Young Girl Sewing by MingYou-Xu Young Girl Sewing :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 187 49 Baby-blue by MingYou-Xu Baby-blue :iconmingyou-xu:MingYou-Xu 37 1


  1. When did you first start drawing?

  2. I first started drawing around age of 8 or 9. My family was poor back then and so I often went to my neighbour's to play and drew on the ground with chalk I was given. The moment I started drawing on the ground, I fell in love and couldn't stop drawing.

  3. Have you gotten any formal art education?

  4. Yes, I went to the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and graduated with a major in Lithography there.

  5. What's your favourite medium to use?

  6. I enjoy both pastel and oil painting.

  7. Where do you find your inspirations?

  8. I often look through the photographs taken during my trips to Mongolia and once I have a subject I want to paint, I then think about the landscape and background that would fit the subject.



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Ming You (Edward) Xu
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
A professional artist with over 40+ years of experience, Xu specializes in oil and portraits (peoples and figures). Currently working on his Mongolian Series, Xu also likes to paint landscapes and animals. Pastel is also a common medium Xu like's to use when doing portraits.

With every brush stroke, Xu is hard at work in achieving his dreams of being a successful artist and to gain international recognition. When he is not hard at work in his studio, Xu enjoys gardening, fishing, and outdoor activities with his family. He also teaches art to young children at summer schools and gives private drawing/painting lessons.

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Gaston3-italia Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I very like your works! You have my Watch
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Have a great Bday! :clap:
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Happy Birthday
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Thank you so much for the sharing your excellent skills and artworks!!!
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Ragnar949 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Wonderful work!
MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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