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SHEN YINMO (1883-1971)
SHEN YINMO (1883-1971)
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LOTS 1346-1351 FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF LUO JIALUN Luo Jialun (1897-1969) wielded significant influence in the fields of politics and education in 20th-century China, as well as being an accomplished poet, author, and collector. He became active in politics during his studies at Fudan School in Shanghai. In 1917, while studying foreign literature at Peking University, Luo Jialun advocated literary reform and served as an editor of the student periodical, The Renaissance. These efforts culminated in his role as a student leader in the May 4th Movement. He spent several years abroad and studied in the United States, London, Berlin, and Paris. After Luo returned to China he joined the Nationalist government and was appointed deputy head of instruction at the Central Party Institute in Nanjing in 1927. He served as president of Tsinghua University between 1928 and 1930. In 1932 he was appointed president of National Central University in Nanjing, serving until 1941. During this time he led the university to safety in Chongqing during the Sino-Japanese war. Luo served as the Republic of China's ambassador to India from 1947 to 1949, before returning to Taiwan and assuming additional education-related official duties. Luo acquired an extensive collection of Chinese paintings throughout his life. His family later donated all his Classical Chinese paintings to the National Palace Museum in Taipei, documented in the museum catalogue A Collection of Chinese Paintings Donated by Ms. Zhang Weizhen (wife of Luo Jialun).
SHEN YINMO (1883-1971)


SHEN YINMO (1883-1971)
Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
Dedicated to Zhixi (Luo Jialun)
Handscroll, ink on paper
28 x 487 cm. (11 x 191 7/8 in.)
20th Century

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