Schoolchildren auction their paintings to help peers with leukemia

Forty-nine paintings were auctioned, drawing in 62,000 yuan (US$9,366). Nearly half of the paintings were drawn by pupils in the primary schools of Zhoupu Town.

Young painters took part in a charity auction at the Zhoupu Art Gallery last Saturday to help their peers with leukemia. 

Forty-nine paintings were auctioned, drawing in 62,000 yuan (US$9,366). 

Nearly half of the paintings were drawn by pupils in the primary schools of Zhoupu Town.

One of the most popular paintings was drawn by Chen Yihan, 9, from Jincai Experimental Primary School. It fetched 2,700 yuan — comparable with those by adult artists. Called Birch Forest, the painting represents the modern “pointillism” school of art, a technique of neo-impressionist painting in which small, distinct dots of color are blended to form an image. It greatly impressed renowned painter Zhao Shuo. 

Another popular painting was donated by Zhao Yiheng, 10, from Zhoupu No. 2 Primary School. The painting, drawn two years ago, features a large flower with teeth and images of musical notes, chess board and stars — a tribute to Vincent van Gogh.

Schoolchildren helped to collect the money raised and took part in the bidding. 

The money raised will be donated to the Pudong branch of the Shanghai Charity Foundation to help children with leukemia, according to the township government.

Ti Gong

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