XIE ZHILIU (1910-1997)
PROPERTY FROM PROFESSOR CHI CHONG LEE (C. C. LEE) (LOTS 1331-1348)Professor C.C. Lee was an avid art lover, whose study of Chinese ink painting began at an early age. Her systematic training started in 1964, when she enrolled in the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s (CUHK) Fine Arts department. Among the distinguished faculty of the department Professor Ding Yanyong had a particularly profound impact on the future Professor Lee. Ding Yanyong’s classes were convivial affairs, held on a small scale and characterised by an affinity between the teacher and his pupils. Ding took great pleasure in providing practical demonstrations in his classes, and would dedicate and gift works to his students on their graduation. Ding recognised Lee’s deep commitment to her studies and her great affinity for art, and dedicated several works of particularly high quality to her over her four years of study. Another of Lee’s teachers, Professor Xiao Lisheng, would very rarely dedicate works to his students. Instead Xiao focused on the rigorous instruction and correction of his students. After Lee later moved to America, taking on a professorship, Professor Xiao came to visit her in 1978. During his stay at the Lee family home Professor Xiao gifted a number of works to his hosts.In addition to the above-mentioned works acquired directly from Ding Yangyong and Xiao Lisheng, Professor C.C. Lee’s private collection includes pieces from her family collection. Xie Zhiliu’s works are particularly well represented, including a diverse array of material with impeccable provenance. A proportion of the proceeds from the sale of Professor C.C. Lee’s collection will be donated to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and used to establish two Fine Arts scholarships in memory of Professor Ding Yanyong and Professor Xiao Lisheng. These awards stand as testament to the two professors’ tireless dedication over years of service to their students, continuing their legacy in fostering future generations of artists, and maintaining the strong tradition of art education in Hong Kong.A portion of the proceeds from this collection will be used to set up two Fine Arts scholarships in memory of Professor Ding Yanyong and Professor Xiao Lisheng at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
XIE ZHILIU (1910-1997)

Camellia and Bird

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XIE ZHILIU (1910-1997)
Camellia and Bird
Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
85.5 x 47.3 cm. (33 5/8 x 18 5/8 in.)
Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist

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