We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

Title

Migrating Caravan

1980

Artist

Xu Shuzhi

China

1922 - 2002

No image
  • Details

    Other Title
    Caravan
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    1980
    Media categories
    Scroll , Painting
    Materials used
    hanging scroll; ink and light colour on paper
    Dimensions
    84.0 x 50.7 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated c.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "...the Spring of 1980…Shuzhi".
    Signed l.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Xu [artist's seal]".

    Credit
    Purchased with assistance from the H.G. Slater Foundation 1987
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    350.1987
    Artist information
    Xu Shuzhi

    Works in the collection

    4

    Share
  • About

    Born in 1922 in Henan Province, he was a disciple of Zhao Wang-yun with Huang Zhou and Fang Jizhong during the Japanese occupation of China. Since the end of the Second World War he has pursued the career of art. He is now the president of Xinjiang Art Academy, chairman of Xinjiang Artists Association and vice-chairman of the Chinese Federation of Writers and Artists.

    Xu Shuzhi is famous for big strokes, his ink is spongy and dripping wet. He was cultivated his own style in dealing with the theme of Xinjiang and has established a new dimension in the tradition of Chinese painting. His works are in Zhong Nan Hai, national and provincial galleries in China, America and other parts of the world. He has many publications of paintings and treatises of art.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 1987.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

Other works by Xu Shuzhi

See more works