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Chinese painted fan by Li Xiongcai (é»éæ)

Chinese painted fan by Li Xiongcai (黎雄才)

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This bamboo fan was painted by the well known artist Li Xiongcai (黎雄才). He painted this picture in August, 1957 when he had climbed Tiandu Peak (天都峰) on Mt. Huangshan (黄山) or Yellow Mountain, Auhui Province (安徽省). The paper fan is 12 1/4" long and 19 1/4" wide (when opened). It is in great condition. Li Xiongcai was a Chinese painter known for his bird-and-flower works and landscapes. Many of his best works were executed on a large scale and characterized by bold marks made with a dry brush. He was born on May 15, 1910 in Gaoyao District (高要区), Zhaoqing City (肇庆), Guangzhou City (广州市), Guangdong Province (广东省), China. Li received his earliest artistic training from his father. He later studied with Gao Jianfu (高剑父), the founder of the Lingnan School (嶺南畫派) of painting. In 1932, Li was given a scholarship by the Chunshui (春水) Art Studio to study painting at the Tokyo Art Institute, where he learned various techniques by Japanese artists of the time. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Li traveled extensively in western China, studying the mountains and gorges as well as cultural relics that he came across. In the years that followed, the artist held teaching posts at a number of schools and was appointed Professor and Deputy Director of Guangzhou (广州) Institute of Fine Arts in 1978. Li died at the age of 92, on December 19, 2001 in China. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.