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Zao Wou.Ki

Each canvas is a page of the painter's diairy.

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Zao Wou Ki was born in Pekin in 1921 and grew up in an important Chinese family. At 10 years old, he was interested in Literature and History and began at the same time drawing and painting. Between 1935 and 1941, he studied to the Art college of Hangzhou. Once he finished his studies, he was an assistant professor there. In 1941, he organized his first exhibition. He was influenced by European . . .

12 work(s) available

Without title 149
Without title 152
Without title, 360
Without title 117
Canto Pisan
Carl Van der Voort...
Rompre le cri
Without title 200
Without title XLV
Centennal olympic...
The orchid

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
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Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • Zao Wou-Ki , J. Leymarie et F. Cheng, Grand Palais, Paris, 1981
  • Zao Wou-Ki , J. Leymarie, Cercle dArt, Paris, 1986
  • Zao Wou-Ki , Claude Roy, Les grands peintres, Ed. Cercle d'Art, 1989
  • Estampes et livres illustrs , Cline Chicha, Ed. B.N.F., Paris, 1998
  • Zao Wou-Ki , Y. Bonnefoy & G. de Cortanze, La Diffrence, Paris, 1999
  • Zao Wou-Ki , Bernard Nol, Ed. Atelier des Brisants, 2001
  • Zao Wou-Ki, rtrospective , D. Abadie, Gal. du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2003
  • Works, Writings, Interviews , P. Schneider et M. Ragon, Ed. Poligrafa, 2008
  • Zao Wou-Ki , Pierre Daix, Ed. Ides et Calendes, Neuchtel, 2013
  • Zao Wou-Ki , Dominique de Villepin, Ed. Flammarion, Paris, 2017
To read from the artist :
  • Autoportrait , Ed. Fayard, Paris, 1988
  • Couleurs et mots , entretiens, Cherche-Midi, Paris, 1999
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Art movements

  • + SCHOOL OF PARIS / 1945-1960 / Jean Degottex, Georges Mathieu, Nicolas de Stal, etc.
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