Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Xu Beihong  徐悲鸿  





Xu Beihong






Xu Beihong  徐悲鸿  -  portrait  -  chinesenewart


President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts of China
President of the Chinese Artists Association 


Xu Beihong  徐悲鸿 ( 1895-1953 ) was born on July 19, in Yixing, Jiangsu Province  China.


His father Xu Dahang 徐达章  introduced him very young to Art .


( painting, calligraphy, poetry ).



He went to Shanghai and studied French and drawing.


After six months to study Art in Japan, he was appointed by Cai Yuanpei President


of Beijing University, to teach in Painting Methods Research Society.



He went to study drawing and oil painting in Paris, France, in Julian Academy, then


in E.N.S.B.A. ( École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts )


He traveled to Europe to observe and learn Western techniques.



He exhibited about forty oil paintings at the Tian Han ( 1898-1968 ) exhibition in Shanghai.



His studies completed, he was at the head of the Art department of Nanguo Art Institute,
  taught at the Art Institute ob Beijing and then at the National Central University of Arts
  in Nanjing.


He organized a travelling exhibition of Chinese painting throughout Europe


( France, Belgium, Italy, Germany ) and an exhibition of modern Chinese painting


in Russia.



He held solo exhibitions in Singapore, India, and Malaysia to raise funds and redistribute


them to people suffering from war.


He participated in a collective exhibition with  Ren Bonian and Qi Baishi, the Chinese Ink


painting masters, featuring171 works at the Victoria Memorial Hall.




Ha was appointed  President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
  Great Master of the Chinese Modern Art, he was known for his numerous Chinese ink
  paintings of horses and birds.


On September 26, he died at the age of 58 from a stroke in Beijing.


Following his last wishes, his wife Liao Jingwen donated to the state of the entire


collection of books, calligraphies and paintings of the artist.


His home was then transformed into a museum in his memory.



At the renovation of the subway, the museum was moved to No. 53 North Xinjiekou


Street, Beijing.


Danièle Sicard



Xu Beihong Museum  Beijing                                             




© Xu Beihong 徐悲鸿


Xu Beihong 徐悲鸿 -徐悲鸿纪念馆  




Xu Beihong Museum


catalogue 17,2 cm x 18,5 cm

  in chinese in english  

32  p

Xu Beihong 徐悲鸿 - The Art of Xu Beihong -徐悲鸿的藝術  

The Art of Xu Beihong  徐悲鸿的藝術

the Urban Concil


texts  :  Zhu Huang, Liao Jingwen, Christina Chu


catalogue of the exhibition 15.04 03.07 1988


produced by Hong Kong Art Museum


30 cm x 26 cm


in chinese in english


156 p


isbn  :  962 215 085 3

 Xu Beihong 徐悲鸿 - Great Master  -  Xu Beihong  

Great Master  -  Xu Beihong



text  :Liao Jingwen

Beijing  1995


catalogue 29,5 cm x 26 cm


in chinese in english


152 p


isbn  :  7 80101 487 1

 Xu Beihong 徐悲鸿 - 徐悲鸿 - 精品画集  

徐悲鸿 - 精品画集




北京  2006




catalogue 21 cm x 14,5 cm


in chinese


432 p


isbn : 7 102 03114 9



 Xu Beihong 徐悲鸿 -  Musée du Jeu de Paume 1933 Xu Beihong et André Dezarrois

Musée du Jeu de Paume 1933
Xu Beihong et André Dezarrois*


*André Dezarrois born on 23.12 1890 Historian of art, he was curator at the Luxembourg Museum, then at the Jeu de Paume,


    then at the Orangerie des Tuileries in Paris.



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