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Evansdale Library displaying portrait collection by Student Art Award winner

Ruth Yang Portraits

Evansdale Library will display a collection of portraits by Ruth Yang, recipient of the 2021 Dean of the Libraries’ Student Art Award for her oil painting on linen canvas “Self Portrait with a Traditional Chinese Fan.”

Yang, who earned a bachelor’s degree in painting at WVU in December 2021, is a portrait painter inspired by Renaissance classical paintings, Neoclassical portraits and Baroque paintings. 

“I am a portrait painter that values the tradition and skills developed by European masters and am particularly inspired by the Renaissance classical paintings and Neoclassical portraits to the Baroque Paintings,” Yang said. “For me, the entire process of creating a painting must be as classical as possible, and even my canvases are hand-stretched using the finest linen, traditional oil ground.”

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