Traditional Chinese Brush Painting by Sun Zhongwei
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1990: item # 781683
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|One exotic flower is the focus of this ink and wash painting by Dr. Sun Zhongwei who during his long career was associated with the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Research Institute of Culture and History. Born in 1917 in Penglai, Shandong Province, he later moved with his family to Beijing (Peking) when his father, Sun Danlin, became Governmental Minister of Internal Affairs. Because of his father's position, he was able to spend time in the Imperial Palace to study and copy the famous paintings and calligraphy there. He studied under Yu Feian, a painter known for his works of flowers and birds. Dr. Sun began exhibiting his own work in 1942, first in China and later abroad. As his work became known, he made tours to Japan and the United States to lecture on traditional Chinese ink and wash technique. During the 1988 Olympics in Korea, his work was included in the exhibition of Chinese painting and calligraphy. His paintings have been collected in China and abroad for decades. This work is on rice paper, with Dr. Sun's calligraphy and seal. It is matted with white silk, framed in the traditional manner and in excellent condition. Dimensions: height 32" (81 cm), width 19" (48 cm)|