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Xu Beihong 1895-1953 Chinese Ink on Paper Scroll

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Xu Beihong 1895-1953 Chinese Ink on Paper Scroll
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Ink on paper, hanging scroll. Featuring two galloping horses. Signed and attr. Xu Beihong (Chinese, 1895-1953); inscribed with 2 artist seals. 87 x 44 cm. Xu Beihong was a Chinese painter best known for his traditional ink paintings of horses, birds, and landscapes. With a masterful command of his medium, the artist was able to achieve a sense of movement in just a few brushstrokes. Along with his more traditional ink washes, Xu also created large-scale oil paintings in a European academic style that depicted classic Chinese scenes and portraits. Born on July 19, 1895 in Yixing, China, Xu began to study ink painting when he was just six years old, and went on to study the École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris as a young man. The artist exhibited throughout Europe during his life, though he was an extreme opponent of the Modernist work he saw at the time. Today, Xu’s works are in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum was established at his house after his death on September 26, 1953 in Beijing, China.