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Zao Wou-Ki [Chao Wu-chi; Zhao Wuji]locked

(b Beijing, Feb 13, 1921; d Nyon, Switzerland, April 9, 2013).
  • Ronald Alley

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French painter, draughtsman, and printmaker of Chinese birth. He studied at Hangzhou National Academy of Art, Zhejiang Province, from 1935 to 1941 and taught there from 1941 to 1947. The teaching was partly in the old Chinese tradition and techniques and partly in academic Western styles; his early works included small landscapes in the Chinese manner, but he was more attracted by the works of Matisse and Picasso, which he knew only from reproductions. In ...

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