Shen Jai Wei is one of Australia’s leading portrait artists. He was born in Shanghai and emigrated to Australia in 1989.
He was largely self-taught and became popular with the Chinese government for his ‘revolutionary’ images of workers and soldiers.
Recent portraits include the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (see photo on front page!), our former PM, John Howard and Hon.Tom Hughes AO QC.
He won the Sulman Prize in 2006. His portraits have made Shen a finalist in the Archibald at least 10 times. See his website for more details