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Wu Guanzhong

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00199290
Wu Guanzhong

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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born 1919, in Yixing (Jiangsu).

Painter. Landscapes.

Wu Guanzhong became acquainted with western painting at the Hangzhou academy of art under the direction of Pan Tianshou and Lin Fengmian, and then studied oil painting at the central institute of fine art in Beijing. He held a diploma and was appointed as a teacher at the ministry of education. From 1946 to 1950, he went to complete his education in France at the Paris École des Beaux-Arts with Souverable and in the studio of André Lhote. At the same time, he studied the history of art at the Louvre School. Returning to China in 1950, he held teaching posts in the most important art schools in the country. During the Cultural Revolution, when he was unable to fully express his artistic views, Guanzhong’s classic theme was trees in an autumn light. However, this subject, which allowed him to experiment with forms and material, reveal a well-developed sense of colour and a certain amount of freedom of composition....

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Subjects: Painting ; 20th-Century Art ; East Asian Art

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