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Early Morning Comes into the Old Temple, The Sun Illuminates the Forest

Zhu Qizhan was born in 1892 and started painting at the age of seven. He became a professor at the Shanghai Arts Academy in his twenties. While traveling to Japan, he was strongly influenced by the Western-style oil paintings he saw, particularly those by Pablo Picasso and Paul Cézanne. Zhu witnessed some of the most tumultuous and wrenching times in Chinese history—the fall of the Qing dynasty, the Communist and cultural revolutions, and the social and economic changes of the 1990s.

Zhu Qizhan
Chinese, 1892‒1996
Early Morning Comes into the Old Temple, The Sun Illuminates the Forest
20th century
Ink and color on paper
15 x 21 ½ in. (38.1 x 54.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Caroline Kuebler from the Collection of Dr. Thomas Kuebler, 2013.242

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