China, 20th cent. Ink and colour on paper, sign. in Chinese in the lower right 'Wu Guanzhong' and artist's seal 'Tu'. In glass frame, on silk mounting, unopened. 30 x 33,5 cm. - Modern Chinese painter and one of ist most important representatives, first studies in technical engineering, 1936-1942 education as a painter in Hangzhou, pupil of Pan Tianshou (1897-1971) and Lin Fengmian (1900-1991), 1947-1950 trip to Paris, studies in European Modern Art, special influence by the work of Van Gogh and Gaugin, after his return art professor in Beijing and various study trips to the Chinese provinces, banned during the troubles of Cultural Revolution, spent years in the countryside as a peasant, after his return to Beijing in 1975 important voice of Chinese modern painting, first large solo exhibition in 1979, awarded with the French order 'des Arts et des lettres' in 1991, solo exhibition in the British Museum, London in 1992. - Lit.: Anne Farrer [ed.], Wu Guanzhong: A Twentieth Century Chinese Painter, London 1992; Fong Yuk Yan, Wu Guanzhong: Connoisseur's Choice, 2 Bd., Beijing 2003.