LUI SHOU KWAN (LU SHOUKUN, 1919-1975)
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LUI SHOU KWAN (LU SHOUKUN, 1919-1975)

Sketch of Hong Kong - Aberdeen

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LUI SHOU KWAN (LU SHOUKUN, 1919-1975)
Sketch of Hong Kong - Aberdeen
Horizontal scroll
Ink and colour on paper
58.5 x 358.5 cm. (23 x 141 1/8 in.)
Executed in 1963
Literature
Lui Shou Kwan, Lui Mui Sin-Ping, Hong Kong, 1979.
Post lot text
LUI SHOU KWAN (1919-1975)
Selected exhibitions
2002 Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong (solo)
1985 Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (solo)
1975 National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan (group)
1974 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, UK (solo)
1972 Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California, USA (group)
1969 Stanford Museum, Stanford University, California, USA (group)
1967 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK (solo)
1965 Royal Academy of Art, London, UK (group)

Notable collections
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK
de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Lui Shou Kwan moved to Hong Kong from Guangzhou in 1948. His interest in Chinese paintings was cultivated by his father who was also a Chinese painter. Despite training in economics, Lui was determined to become an artist. He worked in the Hong Kong and Yaumatei Ferry Company as an inspector as well as working part-time as an artist, teacher and writer for art-related publications. Lui Shou Kwan's unique style emerged from his extensive knowledge of Chinese art history and classical ink painting technique. In the 1960s, he reached the peak of his career with a series of abstract paintings, the Zen series, characterised by broad and free calligraphic brushstrokes and ink washes. A sense of tradition echoes in all of Lui's works, exhibited in Taoist and Buddhist motifs such as lotus and flames or landscapes of Hong Kong. This universal and spiritual dimension gives his paintings a timeless appeal.

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