Summer No. 3


  • Title

    Summer No. 3

  • Artist/maker

    Wang Xishan (born 1956) (printmaker)
  • Associated place

    China (place of creation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    woodcut, printed with oil-based ink

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 30 x 48.5 cm (height x width)
    print 16.5 x 22.8 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Purchased with the assistance of the Eric North Bequest Fund, 2007.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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  • Catalogue text

    In my childhood, art was a playful game; in my youth, art was a means of making a living; in my adulthood, art has become my life.

    Wang Xishan graduated from the Printmaking Department of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in 1984, and then embarked on a career as an art teacher. He is now a professor at the College of Art at Harbin Normal University. His prints employ various forms and techniques, including lithography, monochrome woodcut, multi-block woodcut and waste-block woodcut. His favourite subject matter is figures, especially farmers in the north-east of China, and he has also specialized in the depiction of nudes, based on his study of life drawing.

    In: Weimin He, and Shelagh Vainker, Chinese Prints 1950-2006 in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2007)

Further reading

Weimin He, and Shelagh Vainker, Chinese Prints 1950-2006 in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2007), no. 119 on p. 130, illus. p. 130

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