Lot 413: Cao Yong, "Flower Girl", Original Oil on Canvas, Hand Signed

White Knight Auctions

April 22, 2018
Boca Raton, FL, US

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Description: Cao Yong "Flower Girl" Original Oil on Canvas Hand Signed 24" x 30" It was through drawing that Cao Yong found peace and consolation in those difficult years, and at age eleven his talent was recognized. He began studying with the noted artist Yu Ren from Beijing, who worked briefly in Xinxian. The shadow of ostracism followed him even to art classes, but Cao Yong’s remarkable persistence challenged him to paint, and to paint better, each day. In order to buy art supplies, he pawned his winter clothes in summer, his summer clothes in winter, and often skipped meals. He painted on any material he could find: scraps of used wrapping paper, newspaper, discarded wooden boards. When his mother brought him a bundle of dirty cloth which she had begged a shop clerk to give to her, Cao Yong burst into tears of joy: at last he had canvas!
Condition Report: Excellent
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