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The Forest Region in Minqiao

Lu began painting as a child and had the opportunity to study masterworks from the Ming and Qing dynasties when he moved from his birthplace in Jiangsu province to the city of Shanghai to continue his studies. Lu’s painting career was interrupted first by the Japanese occupation and later, in the late 1950s, when he was denounced during an anti-rightest campaign and again during the Cultural Revolution (1966‒1976). It was only after 1978 that he resumed traveling and painting the Chinese countryside. In many ways this painting conforms to the standard composition of mountains, water, and mist, but note the modern element: trucks crossing the river instead of the more traditional travelers on foot.

Lu Yanshao
Chinese, 1909–1992
The Forest Region in Minqiao
20th century
Ink and color on paper
78 x 13 ½ in. (198.5 x 34.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift from the Collection of Dr. Thomas Kuebler, 2014.65

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