1915 - 2011
'Cui Zifan was born in Shandong province but spent most of his creative life in Beijing. Originally he studied the works of the great 17th century individualist painter Zhu Da and was later influenced by the free brushwork and vibrant colours of Wu Changshuo and Qi Baishi. Cui's work continues in the manner of those two mentors. The bold, expressive and dramatic contrast of black ink and colour is a consistent theme in his work. The painting is signed 'Zifan' and dated to the 'Xinyou' year .'
‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’. pg.172.
© 2003 Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Place where the work was made
hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper
69.0 x 34.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed c.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "Zifan, the year of Xinyou (1981)".
Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Cui [artist's seal]".
Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Zifan [artist's seal]".
Not on display
© Estate of Cui Zifan
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Shanghai School and Modern Painting', Sydney, 2003, 172 (colour illus.).