Lin Yu-Shan was born in Chiayi, Taiwan. In 1926, he travelled to Tokyo to begin studying western painting at the Kawabata Painting School. In 1927, the first Taiwan Exhibition was held. Lin Yu-Shan, Guo Xue-Hu and Chen Jin were the three Taiwanese painters selected into the oriental painting section. They were then referred to as the "Three Youths of the Taiwan Exhibition". Lin mastered the art of painting animals, especially dragon and tiger. He was also famed by his gouache painting and ink wash painting. His work "Lotus Pond" was designated as national treasure by the Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture and has become the first-ever modern painting by Taiwanese painter to receive designation as national treasure.
Lin Yu-Shan was best known for painting deer. His strokes were experienced. His work in depicting the relaxed look of the Formosan sika deer deep in the forests is outstanding.
This audio guide is made by National Taiwan Library. Docent: Chen Yu-Jung (陳毓容)