Chinese artists by Michel Nau -  Zhang Daqian  张大千  
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Zhang Daqian

 
 

  张大千

 
     
 

 Zhang Daqian  张大千 -  portrait  -  chinesenewart

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
   

1899

Zhang Daqian  张大千 , original name Zhang Yuan (1899-1983 ) also called Jiyuan, was

 

born on May 19, in Neijiang, Sichuan Province, China.

   

1917

He joined his brother in Japan to study textile dyeing at the Kokei School in Kyoto.

 

 

1919

Back in China, he moved to Shanghai where he taught in a school then, for three months,

 

he became a Buddhist monk under the name of Daqian.

 

 

1920

He was a student of calligrapher Zeng Xi who named him Jiyuan ( he will keep this name

 

to sign his paintIngs ), then Li Ruiqing.

 

 

1929

He was a member of the Committee of the First National Art Exhibition.

 

He participated in the First Chinese Painting Exhibition, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris

  France.

 

He travelled a lot in China, and held exhibitions.

 

 

1934

First exhibition in Beijing.
   

1936

He was a professor at National Central University in Nanjing.

   

1937

When war broke out in Japan, he returned to Sichuan Province.

   

1941

He set out to explore the Dunhuang caves and made a detailed inventory of them

 

and with the help of his family, artists and monks, he copied the paintings Buddhist

 

murals, for more than two years.

   

 

He organized two exhibitions :

1943

exhibition of frescoes copied by Zhang Daqian  Chengdu

1944

exhibition of paintings by  Zhang Daqian  Chongqing

   

1950

He left China to give lectures in India, and stayed in the Ajanta caves.

   

1952 / 1977

He travelled the world: Argentina, Brazil, Taiwan, United States, Japan, Sweden,

 

Switzerland.

 

He met the artists : ( Pablo Picasso 1956 )

 

He was experimenting with their techniques. ( Action painting )

 

His paintings in splashed ink and colored ink, tending to abstraction, show the

 

evolution of his style .

 

 

1958

He was named Best Contemporary Artist in the World by the International Fine Arts   

 

Association, in New York.

   

1960 / 1970

Numerous exhibitions :  London ( 1965 ), Hong Kong, São Paulo ( 1966 ) Art Museum

 

of Stanford University  United States,Taipei ( 1967 ), New York, Chicago ( 1968 )

 

Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Taipei ( 1969 ) San Francisco ( 1970  ).

   

1972

A retrospective of his works was organized in the Young Museum San Francisco.

   

1978

He settled to Taipei,  Taiwan.
   

1983

He passed away, on Apriil, at the age of 84.
  His residence Moye Jianshe was transformed in Memory Museum : Zhang Daqian
   

2011

He was the number 1 in the world auction ranking.

 

12.10 09.11  Zhang Daqian the Master  Solo exhibition Hong Kong  China

 

( 60 Paintings from private collections and from the artist's family.)

   
 

Danièle Sicard

 

 
 

 Zhang Daqian  张大千

 

 

 Zhang Daqian  张大千

 
 

Zhang Daqian  张大千 - Chang Dai-Chien  -  Grosvenor Gallery - 1965  

Chang Dai-Chien  -  Grosvenor Gallery

 

 

introduction  :  Basil Gray

 
 

exhibition catalogue 10.08 04.09 1965

 
 

Grosvenor Gallery  London

 
 

in english

 
 

20 cm x 21 cm

 
 

24 p

 
       
       
       
       
 Zhang Daqian  张大千6 Zhang Daqian's Album of Landscape of Mount Huang  

梅潔樓藏畫  -  大千黄山册

梅潔樓

 

Zhang Daqian's Album of

Hong Kong

 

Landscape of Mount Huang

2001
 

text : Lang Shaojun

 
 

translation  Catherine Mausley

 
 

Portfolio 12 leaves of landscape

 
  in chinese in english  
       
       

       
 

 Zhang Daqian  张大千 and Picasso - Cannes July 1956


Zhang Daqian  张大千 and Picasso - Cannes July 1956

 

 
 

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