Chinese artists by Michel Nau -  Xie Zhiliu  谢稚柳   
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Xie Zhiliu

 
 

谢稚柳

 
     
 

©  Xie Zhiliu  谢稚柳  -  portrait  -  chinesenewart

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
     
 
 
   

1910

Xie Zhiliu ( 1910-1997 ) was born in Changzhou, in Jiangsu Province, China.
   

1919

In his early childhood, he is learning History, poetry, painting.
   

1930

He became close friend of de Zhang Daqian ( 1899-1983 ) and the two discussed

 

their individual approaches of Art and their methodology.

   

1941

He went to join him in the Mogao Caves, in Dunhuang, to study and copy Buddhist

 

wall paintings.

 

On his return, he writed  and published several books :

 

Records of Dunhuang Art and Compilation of Dunhuang Cave Art.

   

1943

He taught Art at the National Central University in Nanjing, then he exiled
  to Chongqing.
 

Exhibitions in Xian, Shanghai, Kunming, Chengdu, and Chongqing.

   

1979

He was appointed Professor in Shanghai Academy.
   

1983 / 1990

Known for his variety of classical styles, he was commissionned by State Council

 

to appraise 70000 works of Chinese painting and calligraphy from 207 institutions.

   

1997

He donated many artworks to his hometown Changzhou which opened the Xie Ziliu

 

Art Gallery, in Changzhou Museum.

   
 

To commemorate his 100th Birthday, The Shanghai Art Museum  China, and

 

the Metropolitan of New York  United States, hold an exhibition :

   

2009

19.9 25.10   From Tradition to Modernity -  Painting and Calligraphy by Xie Zhiliou

 

 Shanghai Museum  Shanghai  Chine

   

2010

06.02 12.07  Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting  -  Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997)  

 

The Metropolitan  Museum of Art  New York  États-Unis

   
 

Married to the painter Chen Peiqiu ( 1922-1997 ), their great collaboration, made

 

famous their couple, in the field of Chinese Art.

   

2015

In homage to their couple, the municipality of Shanghai dedicated to them the new

 

Museum in Nanhui New City, Pudong : Xie Zhiliu and Chen Peiqiu Museum.

   
   
  

Danièle Sicard

 
 

©  Xie Zhiliu  谢稚柳  -  Painting


Xie Zhiliu 谢稚柳  -  Painting

 
 

©  Xie Zhiliu  谢稚柳  -  Heads - ink on paper  ~1943 detail  © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Xie Zhiliu  谢稚柳  -  Heads
  ink on paper  ~1943 detail  © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  

 


 
 

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