1995, lithograph in colours, 70 x 139 cm, Chinese inscription, num. 4/200, two red stamps, mounted in a silk mat, framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Modern Chinese painter and one of ist most important representatives. W. became a technical engineer before studying painting 1936-1942 in Hangzhou as pupil of Pan Tianshou (1897-1971) and Lin Fengmian (1900-1991). 1947-1950 he lived in Paris where he studied in European Modern Art, especially van Gogh and Gaugin. After his return art he worked as professor in Beijing and traveelled the Chinese provinces. W. was banned during the troubles of Cultural Revolution and spent years in the countryside as a peasant. After his return to Beijing in 1975 he developed into an important voice of Chinese modern painting. He was honoured with his first large solo exhibition in 1979. Also he was awarded with the French order 'des Arts et des lettres' in 1991, and a solo exhibition was held in in the British Museum, London in 1992. Lit.: A. Farrer: Wu Guanzhong. A Twentieth Century Chinese Painter, London 1992; Fong Yuk Yan: Wu Guanzhong. Connoisseur's Choice, 2 vol., Beijing 2003.