Roses

Luo Er’chun (born 1930) graduated from the Suzhou Academy in 1951 as one of the last pupils of the French trained oil painter Yan Wenliang (1893-1988). After working in the People’s Fine Art Publishing House, he became a professor in the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1964. By the early 1980s, he was already painting canvases of rural life that seemed to sweep away the dust of decades of conventional Chinese oil painting. They feature vibrant colour and usually demonstrate echoes of post-impressionism, with the figures often stylized or distorted. This painting was a gift from the artist to Michael Sullivan (1916-2013) in 2009.

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    He graduated from the Suzhou Academy, one of Yan Wenliang's last pupils. After working in the People's Fine Art Publishing House, he became a professor in the Central Academy of Fine Art. Noted for his vibrant use of colour.

    Gift of the artist and Mr Li Zuyuan, 2009.

    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. 30 on p. 242, illus. p.243 fig. 30

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