Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Wu Zuoren  吴作人  
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Wu Zuoren

 
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吴作人

 
     
 

© Wu Zuoren  吴作人  portrait  -  chinesenewart

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 


President of the Association of Chinese Artists
Dean of the Central Academy of Fine Arts of China
Vice-President of the National Federation of Literature and Arts

 

1908

Wu  Zuoren ( 1908-2003 ) was born on november 3 in Suzhou, province of Jiangsu,

 

China.

   

1927

He entered the University of Arts in Shanghai, then the Academy of Nanguo.

 

 

1928

He studied at the National Central University, under the leadership of Xu Beihong.

 

 

1929

He came to study in France at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, then in Belgium

 

at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts.

 

 

1935 / 1943

Back in China, he married Xiao Shufang (1911-2005) an artist, flowers painter.

 

He was appointed professor at the Faculty of Arts of the Central University of Nanjing,

 

and then he was transferred to Chongqing.

   

1944

After a trip to the border regions, he turned to Indian ink.

   

1947

He travelled to Beijing with his wife and Xu Beihong, to rebuild the National ArtsCollege

 

and then held numerous conferences and exhibitions in France, Switzerland, Great Britain

 

and several Chinese cities.

   

1949

He held various positions at C.A.F.A. : teacher then dean.

   

1984

He was appointed Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.

   

1986

He received the Medal of the Crown, from the King of Belgium.

   

1997

He died of illness, on April 9, in Beijing, at the age of 89.

   

2002

For the 5th anniversary of his death, 70 of his works were on display at the Nation

 

Century Monument in Beijing.

   

2003

Great Retrospective Wu Zuoren  Palace of Fine Arts  Shanghai, for the 95th anniversary

 

of his birth.

   
   
 

Danièle Sicard

 
 

© Wu Zuoren  吴作人 -  Two pandas under the bamboos -  ink painting on paper  ©   Cernuschi Museum  Paris


Wu Zuoren  吴作人  -  Two pandas under the bamboos -  ink painting on paper  ©   Cernuschi Museum  Paris

 

© Wu Zuoren  吴作人 >  

The Art of Wu Zuoren

Zheng Jingwen

 

catalogue in chinese in english

外文出版社

 

96 p

Foreign Languages Press

   

Beijing

   

1986

     
     
     
     
       
       
       

© Wu Zuoren  吴作人

 

Le peintre Wu Zuoren 1908 - 1997

 
 

texts  : Zhao Jinjun, François Lebel, Lü Jun,

 
 

Gilles Béguin, Xiao Shufang

 
 

catalogue of the exhibition  20.10 15.12 2003

 
 

Town Hall of the 8 th arrondissement  Paris

 
  in french  
 

21 cm x 17,6 cm

 
 

104 p

 
       
 


 
 

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