Evening Clouds and Spring Trees

Born into a poor family, Liu Zhengcheng never attended university, and was apprenticed into a textile works in Shanghai. Returning to work in textiles in Chengdu, he taught himself to be a calligrapher, became assistant editor of a Sichuan cultural journal, then member, later secretary, of the Chinese Calligraphers Association. In 1994 he was appointed Professor in the College of Calligraphy at Peking University. He has since founded the International Calligraphers Association, and has published sixty of a series of 108 volumes of historic examples of Chinese calligraphy.

The title to essay is written in kaishu (regular script) and is about the life and work of Michael Sullivan and his relationship with his wife Khoan Sullivan.

Based on extract from Sullivan, Michael, Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2009)

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    Born into a poor family, Liu Zhengcheng never attended university, and was apprenticed into a textile works in Shanghai. Returning to work in textiles in Chengdu, he taught himself to be a calligrapher, became assistant editor of a Sichuan cultural journal, then member, later secretary, of the Chinese Calligraphers Association. In 1994 he was appointed Professor in the College of Calligraphy at Peking University. He has since founded the International Calligraphers Association, and has published sixty of a projected series of 108 volumes of historic examples of Chinese calligraphy.

    Title to essay, written in kaishu (regular script) about the life and work of MS and his relationship with KS.

    Signed Liu Zhengcheng and dated 2006.

    Gift of the calligrapher in 2006.

    In: Sullivan, Michael, Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2009)

Further reading

Sullivan, Michael, Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2009), no. 71 on p. 274, illus. p. 274 fig. 71

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