Lot 1066: Zhang Wenxin signed O/c of girl & flowers, 40"w
December 11, 2016
Atlanta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Zhang Wenxin (Chinese, 1928-) oil on canvas depicting a young girl amidst potted flowers, artist signed and dated '99' at lower right, 22"h x 31"w, overall dimensions including frame 30"h x 39.5"w x 2"d. Zhang Wenxin is known for his starkly realistic and beautiful portraits of rural Chinese life. Privy to some of his country's most grave and influential periods, such as the Japanese Invasion of 1937 and the Communist victory in 1949, Zhang went on to address Chinese history in his work during the time of the Cultural Revolution. Although he was a highly successful and influential painter in both China and America, the latter where he settled for a time, Zhang returned to China permanently in 2005. He is believed to be working on an autobiography.