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The Bold Brush of Au Ho-nien

The Bold Brush of Au Ho-nien

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“The Bold Brush of Au Ho-nien” features 24 paintings by Au Ho-nien (b. 1935), one of today's most celebrated Chinese artists. Known for his ink-wash painting, Au is a prominent figure in the Lingnan school, an artistic movement that emerged in southern China at the turn of the 20th century. His work exemplifies the school's ethos of drawing on both Chinese and Western techniques to revolutionize traditional Chinese painting. The exhibition catalogue is organized in three thematic sections: figures, landscapes and animals. The paintings, hanging scrolls dating from the 1960s to the present, are from the artist's own collection. Au Ho-nien was born in Maoming County, Guangdong; he lived in Hong Kong from 1950 until 1970, when he moved to Taiwan. Now in his mid-80s, he has had a distinguished teaching career and his work has been presented in more than 60 solo exhibitions around the world.

The Bold Brush of Au Ho-nien exhibition is on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 31 to August 18, 2019.

  • Author: Li He, foreword by Jay Xu
  • Published June 2019
  • 64 pages, 40 illustrations, softcover
  • 10 X 8 ½ inches






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