Creatures from the Classic of Hills and Seas

Shao Fei studied guohua painting with her mother who was also an oil painter. From 1970-1976, she served in the army. In 1976 she joined the Beijing Painting Academy, and in 1979 and 1980 was active in the dissident Stars Group (Xingxing pai) with Wang Keping, Ma Desheng and the poet Bei Dao, whom she later married and with whom she lived in Davis, California. They returned to settle in Beijing in 1999.

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

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    Studied guohua with her mother who was also an oil painter. From 1970-76, she served in the army, in 1976 she joined the Beijing Painting Academy, and in 1979 and 1980 was active in the dissident Stars Group (Xingxing pai) with Wang Keping, Ma Desheng and the poet Bei Dao, whom she later married and with whom she lived in Davis, California, before returning to settle in Beijing in 1999.

    Gift of the artst, 2004.

    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. 41on p. 251, illus. p. 251 fig. 41

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