The Chinese art of painting has a unique style of its own and the highest level of attainment. Being a part of the great cultural heritage of the Chinese nation through thousands of years, it deserves to be preserved with special care and advanced till it becomes more glorious than ever. It is on the shoulders of men like Chang Da-Chien that there falls the historic task of keeping up with the past and blazing a new path for posterity. There is not a shadow of doubt that he will continue to win honors for our country and our people and exert far-reaching influence upon our children and our more distant offspring. We firmly believe that Chang Da-Chien\'s paintings are immortal and that this book will continue to be read as long as his technique inspires interest.