LI XIONGCAI Chinese 1910-2001 Watercolour/Scroll

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LI XIONGCAI Chinese 1910-2001 Watercolour/Scroll

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Mountainous landscape and village in sunset; Chinese ink and watercolour on silk; hanging scroll; signed Li Xiongcai (Chinese, 1910-2001); inscribed with 3 artist seal; 67.5 x 31 cm. Li Xiongcai was a Chinese painter known for his bird-and-flower works and landscapes. Many of best works were executed on a large scale, and characterized by bold marks made with a dry brush. Born on May 15, 1910 in Gayao, China, Li received his earliest artistic training from his father. He later studied with Gao Jianfu, the founder of the Lingnan School of painting. In 1932, Li was given a scholarship by the Chunshui Art Studio to study painting at the Tokyo Art Institute, where he learned various techniques by Japanese artists of the time. During Second Sino-Japanese War, Li traveled extensively in western China, studying the mountains and gorges as well as cultural relics that he came across. In the years that followed, the artist held teaching posts at a number of schools and was appointed as professor and deputy director of Guangzhou Institute of Fine Arts in 1978. Li died at the age of 92, on December 19, 2001 in China. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.