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XU Shuzhi

(China Sep 1922 – Aug 2002)

Migrating Caravan
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Place of origin
Media category
Materials used
hanging scroll; ink and light colour on paper

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]".
Purchased with assistance from the H.G. Slater Foundation 1987
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

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.

Exhibition history (1)

Contemporary Chinese Painting, May 1986 -