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Title

Birds, rocks and flowers


Artist

CUI Zifan

China

1915 - 2011


About

'Born in 1915 in Laiyang County, Shangdong Province, Cui began studying painting at the age of twelve, copying the styles of the great 17th century individualist painter Zhu Da and the later masters Wu Changshuo and Qi Baishi. The influence of these artists is evident in Cui’s dramatic and expressive brushwork. More recently his style has been characterised by an increasing individuality in the economic use of powerful brushworks and rich colours. For many years Cui was Vice-Director of the Beijing Studio of Chinese Painting and he was advisor to the Beijing Society for the Study of Bird and Flower Painting. Cui’s biography includes being placed first for outstanding artwork in Beijing in 1981, and holding various one-man shows in China. In 1981 he participated in an exhibition from the Beijing Painting Academy held in Canada and an exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Painting organised by the Chinese Cultural Foundation of San Francisco in 1984, which toured America.'

'Contemporary Chinese Painting', AGNSW, 1985, pg.5.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1977


Media category

Painting


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper


Dimensions

96.0 x 44.7 cm image; 186.0 x 59.6 x 68.5 cm scroll


Signature & date

Signed u.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "… in 1977, Cui Zifan". Signed l.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Cui Zifan [artist's seal]".


Credit

Purchased 1985


Location

Not on display


Accession number

45.1985


Artist information

CUI Zifan

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Chinese Painting, 'Cui Zifan', Sydney, 1985, 14 (illus.). Cat.no.2

Jacqueline Menzies, The 4 seasons, 'Flowers', not paginated., Sydney, 1989, (colour illus.) not paginated [chart].