Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Gu Yuan  古元    
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Gu Yuan

 
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1919

Gu Yuan ( 1919-1996 ) was born on August 5 in Zhongshan, Guangdong

 

Province, in China.

 

 

1938

He entered the University of Northern Shaanxi, then joined the following year,

 

the Lu Xun Academy of Arts and studied wood engraving.

 

 

1940

He graduated.

 

 

1942

He participated in the National Wood Carving Exhibition in Chongqing.

   

1942/1945

He created a whole series of works on life in the countryside.

   

1949/1953

He travelled to Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Vietnam and Japan.

   

1951

President Mao and the talk of the farmers won the 2nd Ministry Prize of Culture.

   
 

He was Director of the Creation Department of the Publishing House of the

 

Fine Arts of the People, then Professor and Dean of the Academy Fine Arts.

   

1996

He passed away on August 10, at the age of 77.
   
   
   
   
  exhibitions  selection
   

2011

06.08 19.08  Specially Invited Exhibition Woodcut Prints by Gu Yuan in Yan an

 

Today Art Museum  Beijing

   
 

Danièle Sicard

 
 

© Gu Yuan  古元


©  Gu Yuan  古元 - Decrease-Rent Meeting - xylograph  1943

 
 

© Gu Yuan  古元


© Gu Yuan  古元 - Beijing Labor People Culture Palace - xylograph  1951
 

 
 

 
 

© Gu Yuan  古元

 

特邀展 - 古元延安版画作品展  Specially Invited Exhibition Woodcut Prints by Gu Yuan in Yan an  
06.08 19.08 2011  Today Art Museum  Beijing  -  poster

 
 

 
 

© Gu Yuan  古元


©  Gu Yuan  古元 - Morning Egrets - watercolor on paper



 
 

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