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Mei Lin Han (Han Mei Lin) Bio

Mei Lin Han is an of some repute.  You may recognize his name because he is the artist who was responsible for the creation of the five mascots for the 2008 Olympics, in China, and he created the five-dragon clock tower sculpture for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.  He is also one of the older generation of living Chinese artists, born in the mid-1930's.  Having graduated from the Central Academy of Arts & Design, in 1960, he was just in time to be persecuted during the cultural revolution of Mao, which is the case with many artists of his generation.

During his career, he has been a prolific artist in a number of mediums.  He has done painting, paper-cut art, graphic design, and sculpture in ceramic, bronze and other metals, and wood.  He designed two postage stamps for China, in the 1980's, and more recently he has done sculptures for major Chinese cities.  He gave solo exhibitions, in the U.S, as early as 1980, and has given talks and lectures at both Harvard and Yale.  He is also an outspoken advocate of better policing of China's art sales to rid the auction markets of fakes. 
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Complete set of 12 zodiac plates by Mei Lin Han, 1984  327. Chinese Zodiac Plates, complete set, Mei Lin Han (Han Mei Lin) 1984

We are told by M.L. Han's family that this is one of the only, if not the only, complete set of this series of plates, each depicting an animal from the Chinese zodiac.  Han's daughter actually came to the gallery with a film crew to shoot them because even she does not have a complete set.  They are made of glazed red clay, and the picture and signature is inscribed with a bamboo stick.  Mei Lin Han is famous for his design of the 2008 China Olympic mascot series and several Chinese postage stamps, in the 1980's.  He is a renown artist who has been creating art for several decades, in a number of mediums, including collaborations with the famous teapot artists Jiang Rong and Gu Jing Zhou.  We, also, have several individual plates from the series but only one complete set.

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"Bull" plate from 12 zodiac plates by Mei Lin Han 325. Bull: Chinese Zodiac Ceramic Plate by Mei Lin Han (Han Mei Lin) 1984

This is the Bull plate from this series of twelve plates (he told us that he would not make another set) depicting the animals of the Chinese zodiac.  It is made of red clay with a glaze, and the bull is carved into the plate using a bamboo stick.  Mei Lin Han is the artist who designed the mascots for the Chinese Olympics, in 2008.  He is a contemporary of the famous Yixing teapot artist, Jiang Rong, who recently passed away, and they even created some ceramic artworks together.  He has done sculpture in ceramics as well as metal and wood, and he is highly regarded, in China.  We also have a rare complete set of all 12 plates, currently available.

  $1,000   16cm/diameter  
               
               
"Pig" zodiac plate by Mei Lin Han 326. Pig Chinese Zodiac Ceramic Plate by Mei Lin Han (han Mei Lin), 1984

This is the pig plate from this series of twelve plates (he told us that he would not make another set) depicting the animals of the Chinese zodiac.  It is made of red clay with a glaze, and the pig is carved into the plate using a bamboo stick.  Mei Lin Han is the artist who designed the mascots for the Chinese Olympics, in 2008.  He is a contemporary of the famous Yixing teapot artist, Jiang Rong, who recently passed away, and they even created some ceramic artworks together.  He has done sculpture in ceramics as well as metal and wood, and he is highly regarded, in China.  We also have a rare complete set of all 12 plates, currently available.
  $1,000   16cm/diameter  
               
Ram: sculpture by Mei Lin Han 329. Ram: original abstract ceramic sculpture by Mei Lin Han (Han Mei Lin)

Han Mei Lin is best-known, in art circles, for his ceramic art, while most of the world knows him for his Olympic mascots for the 2008 China Olympic games, although he also has done work in metal and wood.

We like the shape and colors of this abstract Ram.  It is a subtle pice that can fit into many niches of your overall decor.

A dissident artist during the cultural revolution, Han has had exhibitions outside of China since the early 1980's.  He is now an older venerated artist who is called upon to create public art for important places and events.
  $10,000   34cmhix24cmdia  
               
Snake cermiac sign of zodiac plate by Han Mei Lin 301. Snake: original ceramic plate sculpture by Han Mei Lin, 1984

This is the snake plate from this series of twelve plates (he told us that he would not make another set) depicting the animals of the Chinese zodiac.  It is made of red clay with a glaze, and the snake is carved into the plate using a bamboo stick.  Mei Lin Han is the artist who designed the mascots for the Chinese Olympics, in 2008.  He is a contemporary of the famous Yixing teapot artist, Jiang Rong, who recently passed away, and they even created some ceramic artworks together.  He has done sculpture in ceramics as well as metal and wood, and he is highly regarded, in China.  We also have a rare complete set of all 12 plates, currently available.
  $1,000   16 cmdiam  
               
Rooster: original ceramic plate by Han Mei Lin 334. Rooster: original signs of zodiac plate series by Mei Lin Han, 1984

This is the rooster plate from this series of twelve plates (he told us that he would not make another set) depicting the animals of the Chinese zodiac.  It is made of red clay with a glaze, and the rooster is carved into the plate using a bamboo stick.  Mei Lin Han is the artist who designed the mascots for the Chinese Olympics, in 2008.  He is a contemporary of the famous Yixing teapot artist, Jiang Rong, who recently passed away, and they even created some ceramic artworks together.  He has done sculpture in ceramics as well as metal and wood, and he is highly regarded, in China.  We also have a rare complete set of all 12 plates, currently available.
  $1,000   16cmdiam  
               
We have other sculptures by Mei Lin Han available in the gallery, which have not been included in the on-line gallery.  Please call or email for further details, and will will email further information to you, directly.
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