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JIA YOUFU (B. 1942)
JIA YOUFU (B. 1942)

Taihang Mountains in Autumn

JIA YOUFU (B. 1942)
Taihang Mountains in Autumn
Scroll, mounted and framed
Ink and colour on paper
44.5 x 67.5 cm. (17 1/2 x 26 5/8 in.)
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JIA YOUFU (B. 1942)
Selected exhibitions
2009 National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (solo)
2004 National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (group)
2003 Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China (group)
1995 Gwangju Biennale, Korea (group)
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong (group)
1994 Singapore National Museum of Art, Singapore (solo)
1993 National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
1988 National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (solo)

Notable collections
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
The British Museum, London, UK
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, USA

Born in Hebei in 1942, Jia Youfu entered the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1960 where he studied landscape painting under Li Keran and Li Kuchan. Following his graduation in 1965 he taught and worked intermittently throughout the Cultural Revolution. A contemporary master of eerie and striking landscapes, Jia Youfu is acclaimed for his progressive reinvigoration and lyrical exploration of the ink-wash tradition. Jia has repeatedly travelled to the Taihang Mountains which have become a subject and life-long fascination. Inspired by the monumental mountainscapes of the Northern Song period, Jia sees in the awe-inspiring peaks the sublime presence of nature which he masterfully captures with broad, rugged brushstrokes set against atmospheric skies. Combined with the stark contrast between light and darkness, the breathtaking heights of mountains dwarf human existence and invoke contemplation of the relationship between man and nature.

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This painting is part of a collection together with Lots 1610-1621 in the Fine Chinese Modern Paintings auction, 2 June 2015.

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