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Title

Migrating Caravan


Artist

XU Shuzhi

China

Sep 1922 - Aug 2002


About

Born in 1922 in Henan Province, he was a disciple of Zhao Wang-yun with Huang Zhou and Fang Jizhong during the Japanese occupation of China. Since the end of the Second World War he has pursued the career of art. He is now the president of Xinjiang Art Academy, chairman of Xinjiang Artists Association and vice-chairman of the Chinese Federation of Writers and Artists.

Xu Shuzhi is famous for big strokes, his ink is spongy and dripping wet. He was cultivated his own style in dealing with the theme of Xinjiang and has established a new dimension in the tradition of Chinese painting. His works are in Zhong Nan Hai, national and provincial galleries in China, America and other parts of the world. He has many publications of paintings and treatises of art.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 1987.


Details


Other Title

Caravan


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1980


Media category

Painting


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink and light colour on paper


Dimensions

84.0 x 50.7 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated c.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "...the Spring of 1980…Shuzhi". Signed l.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Xu [artist's seal]".


Credit

Purchased with assistance from the H.G. Slater Foundation 1987


Location

Not on display


Accession number

350.1987


Artist information

XU Shuzhi

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history