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Title

Everlasting celebration

1963


Artist

ZHU Qizhan

China

1890 - 1996


About

'Born in Jiangsu province in southern China, Zhu Qizhan was always closely associated with Shanghai. He was professor at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts and also served as head of the city's Xinhua Art College. He lived to a remarkable age and his 100th birthday in 1990 was celebrated with major exhibitions of his work in China and Hong Kong. Zhu is best known for his vibrant and expressive paintings of flowers, plants and fruit. Particularly characteristic is the spontaneous - even playful - and exuberant brushwork employing broad washes of ink and colour, full wet strokes and attenuated dry brushstrokes. Such variety in the brushwork is the hallmark of Zhu's style. The inscription on this scroll states that it was painted in the autumn of 'guimao' year (1963) in the 'Meihua caotang' (plum blossom thatched studio) in Shanghai.'

‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’. pg.172.
© 2003 Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales


Details


Alternative title

Pumpkins


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1963


Media category

Painting


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper


Dimensions

137.0 x 68.0 cm image: 229.5 x 91.0 cm scroll


Signature & date

Signed and dated c.r to l.r., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink, 'the Autumn of the year of Guimao (1963)…Zhu Qizhan…" Signed l.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink “Zhu Qizhan[artist's seal]". Signed l.r. (lower), in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Zhu Qizhan [artist's seal]".


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by Goldie Sternberg 1985


Location

Not on display


Accession number

397.1985


Artist information

ZHU Qizhan

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Edmund Capon, Orientations, 'Modern Chinese Paintings in the Art Gallery of New South Wales: The Shanghai School and its Impact', pg. 104-109, Hong Kong, Sep 2000, 109 (colour illus.). fig.8

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Shanghai School and Modern Painting', Sydney, 2003, 172 (colour illus.).