Shan Guan

Obituary of Shan Guan

Shan Guan was born in Yangjiang, China, in 1928.


He studied Western painting with Professor Wang Daoyuan at the Guangzhou College of Fine Arts and graduated in 1949. Later, under the guidance of his brother, the late Guan Shanyue, one of China's great masters of Chinese painting and the chief driving force of the Lingnan School of Painting in modern times, Shan Guan gradually turned to the study of the art of Chinese painting. He traveled to the far reaches of China, in particular the province of Yunnan, where he absorbed the beauty and wonder of its people and landscape. Abiding by the guiding principles of learning from nature and executing new concepts in Chinese paintings, he incorporated his observations into his works and sought to carve his own path in his artistic aspiration.


Throughout his professional career, Shan Guan worked as a photojournalist and as a commercial photographer. Since moving to the United States in 1994, he has produced impressive paintings of the American landscape in addition to his works on China.


After settling in America, he also enjoyed gardening, Chinese chess, and spending time with his friends and family.


Shan Guan passed away on May 30th, 2023, in New Jersey, USA.


He is survived by his son Tao Guan, his daughter-in-law Fandy Guan, his son-in-law, Yiu Wan Cheung, and his grandchildren, Grace Cheung, Angela Cheung, and Dorothy Guan.


He is preceded in death by his daughter Hong Mian Guan and wife, Wan Zhen Liang.


The viewing will be held on Friday, June 9th, 2023, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, at Higgins Home for Funerals at 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ 07069.



關山,一九二八年出生於廣東省陽江縣, 一九四九年攻讀廣州市藝專,師從王道源教授研習西洋畫,后隨嶺南畫派大師關山月胞兄練習中國畫。遵遁 “師法自然,推陳出新” 的宗旨。曾長期深入雲南邊疆少數民族地區及祖國名山大川采訪寫生。在穗 期間,常常親臨胞兄畫室,觀摩其潑墨神馳,於細微處耳濡目染,不但深受關山月先生畫風影響;而且獨具匠心,走自己的路。平生淡泊名利,以習書畫修心養性。


關山於 二零二三年五月三十日在美國新澤西州安息主懷。他身後留下兒子關濤,兒媳婦關茅雲鳳,女婿張耀穩,外孫女張穎穎,外孫女張韻韻和孫女關樂樂。他的女兒關紅棉和妻子梁婉貞先於他去世。

瞻仰儀式:Higgins Home for Funerals at 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ, 07069

6月9日 2023 晚上七時至九時。


Visitation at Funeral Home

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, June 9, 2023
Higgins Home for Funerals
752 Mountain Blvd.
Watchung, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

1:00 pm
Monday, June 12, 2023
Somerset Hills Memorial Park
95 Mount Airy Road
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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