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Title

Shearing goats

circa 1950


Artist

Liu Xun

China

1923 -


About

Liu Xun was born in Fuzhou, Fujian province in 1923. Liu is a self-taught artist. Unlike many of his peers, he never attended any professional arts school and was not tutored by well-known painters.
Liu Xun began his artistic career in 1940 in Yanan,”The Cradle of Chinese Revolution”, where the Red Army ended the Long March. There Liu produced many woodprints alongside other famous artists such as Yan Han and Li Qun.
Produced in 1950, “The Shearing goats” is a depiction of people living in the north and west of China. It is the last woodcut executed by Liu before he focused on oil painting. His transition from printmaker to oil painter was inspired by his growing desire to experiment with colour.


Details


Alternative title

剪羊毛 [Jian yangmao]


Place where the work was made

China


Date

circa 1950


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodcut


Dimensions

16.0 x 22.0 cm image; 22.8 x 29.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., in Chinese, pencil "Liu Xun". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1996


Location

Not on display


Accession number

225.1996


Artist information

Liu Xun

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history