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Lu Xiaoman




Lu Xiaoman  陆小曼 - portrait  -  chinesenewart

Member of the Shanghai Artists Association


Lu Xiaoman  陆小曼, alias Xiaomei ( 1903-1965 ) was born in September in Shanghai,


and grew up in Changzhou, in the province of Jiangsu, China.


She wrote and painted, from an early age.


She studied at Beijing Girl's Junior High, High Beijing Sacred Heart School

  and also in France.

Fluent in English and French, she was employed as an interpreter by the Minister


of Foreign Affairs.


- Writer, ( prose, poetry, fiction ) she never published her writings.


- Opera singer, she stood out from the start on stage.


- Painter, she studied with Liu Haisu, Chen Banding, He Tianjian, and specialized


in paintings of landscapes, flowers and birds.



She married Wang Ge (1895 -1945), a suitor chosen by her mother.


Shortly after, she met the young poet Xu Zhimo, whom she fell in love with.



She divorced, despite the scandal.



On October 3, she married in Beijing, Xu Zhimo (1897-1931) also divorced


She joined the Chinese Women's Painting Calligraphy Society.




On November 19, her husband died in a plane crash in Tai'an, Shandong Province.




Solo exhibition in Shanghai.



She was a painter at the Shanghai Academy of Chinese Painting.



Sick, suffering from asthma and pulmonary emphysema, she died on April 3,


at the hospital, at the age of 62 years. Contrary to her wish, she was not buried


with her husband because the son of his first wife opposed it.


Danièle Sicard


 Lu Xiaoman  陆小曼


 Lu Xiaoman  陆小曼



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