Lot 305: CHINESE XU BEIHONG (1895-1953) HORSE PAINTING
November 4, 2016
Online, PA, USALive Auction
Chinese Xu Beihong (1895-1953) Horse Painting:
Dramatic black ink brushwork creates this galloping horse. Calligraphy and artist's mark on lower right.
Xu Beihong (19 July 1895 – 26 September 1953) was a Chinese painter born in Yixing, Jiangsu province. He was primarily known for his Chinese ink paintings of horses and birds and was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a modern China at the beginning of the 20th century. He was also regarded as one of the first to create monumental oil paintings with epic Chinese themes – a show of his high proficiency in an essential Western art technique.
75 x 27 1/2"
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