Wang Guan or Wang Kuan; sobriquet: Guoqi
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, ...