Key Sport Works & World Influence

Xikun Yuan – “Portrait Diplomat” – 2008 Sport Artist of the Year

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“I portray those recognized as giants of achievement by all humanity. My vow is to use my capacity and talent to portray them. Then I will stand the likenesses of those great souls in the sunshine to be shared with the people.” ~ Xikun Yuan;; 3/11/2008

Yuan in front of 2008 Olympic flag

Yuan in front of 2008 Olympic flag


Commission for ink wash portrait of Japanese Prime Minister
Founding of Jintal Art Museum, Chaoyang Park, Beijing, China
Zeming-Clinton project with American artists to promote cultural communication
Designs set of Chinese postage stamps, the first of which pictures Confucius
Begins project to sculpt important historical figures
“Columbian Cultural Week” in China-Latin America cultural exchange, Jintal Museum
Belarus Highest Honor Medal award for promotion of Belarus-China friendship
p. 114 – Drawing: “Jacques Rogge”

“Jacques Rogge”


Completes statue of Chinese leader, Deng Xiaoping
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez unveils sculpture of Simon Bolivar at Jintal Museum
“The Road to Inca” photography exhibition, Jintal Art Museum
National medals from Cuban Ministry of Culture and Columbian President Uribe
Bronze sculpture of Tupac Amaru, last emperor of the Inca Empire (now Peru)
Individual of Merit for Polish Culture award from Polish Ministry of Culture
Beijing Olympic Landscape Sculpture Design Contest
China Civil Affairs Bureau award as one of China’s ten most important philanthropists
Bronze of Juan Antonio Samaranch unveiled by Samaranch, Jintal Art Museum, Beijing
First Chinese to receive honorary doctorate from Russian Academy of Arts
International tour of Beijing Olympic Landscape Sculpture Collection
Olympic Sculpture Collection exhibition, December ’07, United Nations, New York
World Environment Protection Day sculpture, “Worry in the Polar Lands”
Beijing Zoo giant tiger sculpture, “Spirit of the Forest”
Olympic Landscape Sculpture Design Contest
Speedo Swimwear commission for sculpture of US Olympic swim star, Michael

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