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YAO GENGYUN (1931-1988)
Landscape in Autumn

Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
82.5 x 46 cm. (32 12 x 18 18 in.)
Entitled, inscribed and signed, with three seals of the artist
Dated autumn, 1976
Dedicated to Chunping
NOTE: Yao Gengyun, a native of Shanghai, was a well-known landscape painter in Shanghai. He graduated from the Huadong branch of the Central Art Academy in 1955 and was the deputy director and associate professor of the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts.
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Xie Chunping served as the reception manager of the Overseas Chinese Travel Service in the 1970s, mainly receiving overseas Chinese, and from Hong Kong and Macao. Because of his work, Xie contacted many well-known painters in China and befriended Wu Zuoren, Wang Xuetao, Huang Zhou, Bai Xueshi, Tang Yun, Li Xiongcai, Guan Shanyue and Wu Guanzhong. All the calligraphy and paintings in this collection were acquired directly from the artists. Two paintings by Huang Zhou from this collection are also available in Christie’s Fine Chinese Modern Paintings sale on 26 November 2019 (Lots 1285-1286).

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