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Wang Guan or Wang Kuan; sobriquet: Guoqilocked

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Chinese, 10th century, male.

Active c. 963-975.

Born in Luoyang (Henan).

Painter. Figures, religious subjects.

Wang Guan painted Buddhist and Taoist subjects. He is said to have studied the murals by Wu Daozi (active c. 720-760) in the Luoyang temples and to have imitated them so felicitously that he was dubbed Little Wu. A group of three paintings in the Nationalmuseet, Stockholm, ...

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