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Huang Binhong and Fou Lei

Claire Roberts

in Friendship in Art

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028405
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207738 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028405.003.0004
Huang Binhong and Fou Lei

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This chapter discusses the early correspondence formed by Huang Binhong and Fou Lei. It begins by introducing Huang Binhong, his early life in Jinhua, east Zhejiang, his education, and the paintings he created since his first few years in Shanghai. The other section focuses on the correspondence between Lei and Binhong. The first letter Lei wrote to Binhong was on May 1943 and alluded to Lei's knowledge of Western art history. The chapter also presents several of the letters exchanged between the two, which show that Binhong valued the friendship that formed between him and Lei.

Keywords: early correspondence; Huang Binhong; Fou Lei; early life; paintings; first letter; art history; friendship

Chapter.  9852 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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