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Tong Xintian – founder of Tong Style Calligraphy

Tong Xintian (童心田) was born on the double ninth festival in 1955, his courtesy name is Sifei, from Shenqiu, Henan is the founder of Tong Style Calligraphy, He is currently the chairman of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Review Association, a director of the Central State Organ Calligraphers Association, and a member of the Central Committee. Vice President of the Calligraphy and Painting Institute, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Calligraphers Association. He has served as “National Calligraphy and Painting Observation”, member of Chinese Writers Association, member of Chinese Calligraphers Association, president of China Lotus Painting and Calligraphy Institute, executive of China Mao Zedong Calligraphy Research Institute Dean, Dean of Beijing Wenmo Danqing Painting and Calligraphy Academy, Executive Chairman of Henan Province Painting and Calligraphy Society.
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He has successively published two works of painting and calligraphy reviews with more than 600,000 words. His book on “The Way of Calligraphy is the Harmony of Yin and Yang” has been published by “People’s Daily”, “China Culture News”, “Chinese Painting and Calligraphy”, “Liberation Army Daily”, “Liberation Army Literature and Art Publishing House”, “People’s Military Alert”, “Xizhi”. Calligraphy and Pictorial News, Calligraphy Herald, Culture Monthly, New Culture Weekly, Old Man Chunqiu, and other media have been published and recommended by CCTV, Nanjing TV, Henan TV, and major websites many times. His calligraphy works such as “Hu Jintao’s Speech”, “Long March”, “Spring is born and summer is long”, “Inscription of a Shabby Room”, “Qinyuan Spring”, “Anti-Japanese Beacon Fire”, “Four Seasons Lotus Poem” and other calligraphy works have won many awards in national exhibitions. It is deeply loved and collected by people from all walks of life. His calligraphy is good in all styles, emphasizing rhyme and law, and is good at cursive, which reflects his profound artistic skills.
In recent years, as the founder of Tong-style calligraphy, which is leading the art of Chinese calligraphy, Tong Xintian’s achievements have added luster to modern calligraphy creation. From his works, you will find that his calligraphy is spliced ​​together, like clouds rising and falling, like a million soldiers in his chest, alive in the rush, and full of infinite dynamism and strange charm in the freshness. The heroism of calligraphy can be described as the harmony of strength and beauty, the unity of rigidity and softness, and the blending of nature and soul. The spirit of Mr. Tong Xintian is revealed between the lines, reflecting his pure and sincere artistic temperament. Taking a closer look at Tong Xintian’s calligraphy works, we can see that his calligraphy has such characteristics, “emphasis on rhyme and law, harmony and harmony”, which has reached a high level. Its calligraphy inherits the past and opens up new ones, stressing “the harmony of yin and yang”.
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He said that the book has a way of calligraphy, and it is impossible not to inherit the tradition, nor to innovate in the inheritance. After decades of hard exploration and persistent pursuit, it is proposed that calligraphy should pay attention to the “three methods”. The so-called “three laws”, one is “laws must be followed”, that is, to seriously study, study, and inherit traditions. The second is “knowing the law and breaking the law”, that is, we must learn from the past and not muddy the past, abandon tradition, remove the rough and extract the essence, and remove the false and preserve the truth. The third is “seeking the law outside the law”, which is to integrate and develop a unique way to form the style of the times. Therefore, he created a unique and unique children’s calligraphy in the Chinese calligraphy circle, which was approved by the national authoritative department and praised by the industry.
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Tongxintian’s calligraphy collection- http://collection.sina.com.cn/famous/tongxintian/

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