Born in the year of the Horse, Xiang Zhang (pronounced Shong Zang) grew up in China. After graduating from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, where he was strongly influenced by the 19th century Russian masters, he received his Masters Degree in Fine Art from Tulane University in New Orleans. While at Tulane, he honed his skills in portraiture and began painting western themes.
Numerous awards in regional and national shows marked him as an artist to watch. The excellent consistent quality of Zhang’s work has made him a collectible contemporary artists.
In 2002, he moved to a ranch in Sherman, Texas. Immersed in the local ranching lifestyle, his work reflects the symbiotic relationship between the cowboy and his horse. Using scintillating colors and bravura brushwork to capture the drama of ranching life, his definitive style has catapulted him to new heights in the art world. Xiang Zhang’s paintings hang in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, Europe and China.