Chinese painter Zao Wou-ki at his parisian home, Thusday September 14, 2006.
His latest book, "Carnets de Voyages 1948-1952" is due out October 4, 2006.
Zao Wou Ki was bon in 1921 in Beijing and studied art at the School of Fine Arts of Hangzhou from the age of 15 concentrating on drawing before turning to painting. Thanks to the protection of his master Ling Fong-Mien he became a professor in Hangzhou and showed his paintings in Shanghai in 1946. He moved to Paris in 1948 while China was experiencing dire political troubles. From 1955, Zao gave up figurative painting and chose the lyrical abstraction form with the aim of expressing nature in its fullness and a true Chinese vision of the world. Zao became a French national in 1964. Considered as a great master of abstraction, Zao said that he was mainly interested in the unity of all things though imbued with deep poetry. (image by William ALIX)
Chinese painter Zao Wou-ki at his parisian home, Thusday September 14, 2006. His latest book, "Carnets de Voyages 1948-1952" is due out October 4, 2006. Zao Wou Ki was bon in 1921 in Beijing and studied art at the School of Fine Arts of Hangzhou from the age of 15 concentrating on drawing before turning to painting. Thanks to the protection of his master Ling Fong-Mien he became a professor in Hangzhou and showed his paintings in Shanghai in 1946. He moved to Paris in 1948 while China was experiencing dire political troubles. From 1955, Zao gave up figurative painting and chose the lyrical abstraction form with the aim of expressing nature in its fullness and a true Chinese vision of the world. Zao became a French national in 1964. Considered as a great master of abstraction, Zao said that he was mainly interested in the unity of all things though imbued with deep poetry.
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