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Title

Portrait of Chen Lang

1985

Artist

He Jianguo

China

1951 –

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    1985
    Media categories
    Scroll , Painting
    Materials used
    hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    140.0 x 80.0 cm image; 251.0 x 78.0 x 86.0 cm scroll
    Signature & date

    Signed u.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "… Jianguo in 1985", with seven seals of the artist.

    Credit
    Purchased 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    325.1993
    Copyright
    © HE Jianguo

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    Artist information
    He Jianguo

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    'The idiosyncratic and self-taught Beijing artist He Jianguo has brought both new life and new opportunity to the great tradition of Chinese brush and ink painting. A fan of Western artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne and Kandinsky, He Jianguo seeks to instill his own work with the breadth and opportunity of those Western artists whose work he so admires. His brushwork and sense of composition are both free and novel in the Chinese experience. The inscription states that this scroll was 'painted by He Jianguo in 1985 on the occasion of [his friend] Mr. Chen's sixtieth birthday'.'

    ‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’. pg.174.
    © 2003 Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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