'The distinguished artist Nie Ou was born in Liaoning province in northeast China. By the age of 12 she excelled in the basic techniques of drawing, Western oil painting and later in woodcuts. In spite of the deprivations during the Cultural Revolution, she found lasting inspiration in the countryside and developed her distinctive, contemporary and spacious style of ink painting.'
‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’. pg.175.
© 2003 Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Zhuyue mountain after rain
Place where the work was made
mid 20th century-late 20th century
hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper
143.0 x 34.0 cm image; 211.0 x 52.0 x 61.0 cm scroll
Signature & date
Signed and dated c.r. to l.r., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "…December 1986, Nie Ou.". Signed l.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Nie Ou [artist's seal]".
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 3 publications
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Shanghai School and Modern Painting', Sydney, 2003, 175 (colour illus.).
Jackie Menzies, Art of the Brush - Chinese & Japanese painting calligraphy, Sydney, 1995, 14, 14 (illus.). Cat.no.4.3
INK: Whiteley and Others, Sydney, 2006. List of works