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    Sale 12173

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    13 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 90

    TONG YANGTZE (GRACE TONG, BORN 1942)

    Calligraphy

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TONG YANGTZE (GRACE TONG, BORN 1942)
    Calligraphy
    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink on paper
    25 3/8 x 31 7/8 in. (64.5 x 81 cm.)
    With three seals of the artist


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    Born in Shanghai in 1942, Tong Yangtze began practicing calligraphy at the early age of eight, when she was taught by her father. She received her BFA from the National Taiwan Normal University and, later, her MFA of oil painting and ceramics from the University of Massachusetts. As a renowned calligrapher, Tong is known for innovating her bold and expressive cursive style that bridges towards abstraction while still remaining decipherable to the poetic content.

    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist.