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Hu Nianzu, Landscape, 1965/1973, ink and colors on paper, Gift of Ray and Louise Denny, © unknown, research required, 2010.34

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Title

Landscape

Artist

Hu Nianzu (Chinese, born 1927)

Date

1965/1973

Medium

ink and colors on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

11 3/4 in x 35 3/8 in

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

Chinese

Credit Line

Gift of Ray and Louise Denny

Accession Number

2010.34

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

color

ink

landscapes

paintings

paper

Description

Rendered in jewel-like tones, this modern Chinese landscape blurs the lines between painting and abstraction. Nature has become an occasion for bravado brushwork.

Born in Hunan province on the mainland, Hu moved to Taiwan in 1949, where he studied privately with well-known masters and quickly established a reputation as a promising artist. Seeking to broaden his horizons, he came to the United States in 1973 to study oil painting at the Art Students League of New York. Back in Taiwan, he served as the director of the Taiwan Academy of Chinese Painting, a prestigious post that put him at the center of the local art world. Hu returned for a lengthy stay in New York City in the 1980s and '90s. Hu's fluency in Western culture has made him a spokesperson for Taiwan's distinctive take on modern Chinese painting.

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