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Collection

YU Youren

(China 1878 – 1964)

Title
Poem in cursive script
Place of origin
China
Media category
Painting
Materials used
ink on paper
Dimensions

121.7 x 26.5 cm

Credit
Gift of Ms Nancy Lee 2008
Accession number
192.2008
Location
Not on display
Further information

Yu Youren (1878-1964), a notable member of the Kuomintang National Party, was an educator and politician in the Republic of China. He served as the first president of Shanghai University in the 1920s. He is best known for his calligraphy and is regarded as one of China's modern masters. His works are in a cursive and semi-cursive manner and are intensely animated as demonstrated by this example.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.