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(China 1948 – )

Other titles:
Zhuyue mountain after rain
Place of origin
mid 20th century-late 20th century
Media category
Materials used
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]".
Purchased 1987
Accession number
Lower Asian gallery
Further information

'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

Bibliography (3)

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.).

INK: Whiteley and Others, Sydney, 2006. List of works

Exhibition history (3)

Art of the brush, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Sep 1995–12 Nov 1995

Brushstrokes from Asia (1997), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 25 Jan 1997–20 Apr 1997

Ink: Whiteley and others (2006), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 29 Apr 2006–20 Aug 2006