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HUANG Miaozi

(China 1913 – 08 Jan 2012)

Place of origin
Media category
Materials used
hanging scroll; ink on paper

133.0 x 65.5 cm

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink “Painted by Maiozi in 1984 in Sydney”. Signed l.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Miaozi [artist's seal]".
Gift of the artist 1985
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Huang Miaozi was a well known calligrapher, art historian and critic. He was born in Zhongshan County in Guangdong Province but lived in Hong Kong from an early age. During the 1930s he had numerous cartoons published in the Shanghai journal ‘Shidai Manhua’ (cartoons of the time) and in various other journals. He was a member of the Federation of Literary and Arts circles, council member of the Chinese Artist’s Association and Art Advisor for the English publication 'Chinese Literature'.

Huang Miaozi visited Australia 6-27 November, 1984, with his wife Yu Feng, herself a distinguished artist, as a guest of the Australia – China Council.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 1985.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies, Art of the Brush - Chinese & Japanese painting calligraphy, Sydney, 1995, 9.

Exhibition history (2)

The four seasons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jun 1989–Jul 1990

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