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Remembering Wu Guanzhong, 1919-2010




Wu Guanzhong, Camels in the Desert, 1981. Ink & color on paper, 69 x 99 cm. © Take a Step Back Collection

Wu Guanzhong, Camels in the Desert, 1981. Ink & color on paper, 69 x 99 cm. © Take a Step Back Collection

It is with great sadness that Asia Society notes the passing of Chinese painter Wu Guanzhong, a major artistic figure of the twentieth century, who made an enormous contribution to our understanding of art and visual culture. He was 90 years old.

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu has written a tribute to Wu. Asia Society Online has also posted a slideshow of Wu's work, with audio commentary by Chiu.

New York Times obituary for Wu Guanzhong

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