Selected Drawings and Watercolors of Sanyu, Modern and Contemporary Art, Chengxuan 2017 Auction, December 18, 2017 Sales Catalogue

$220.00

Paperback auction catalogue.
Text in Chinese. Illustrations in color. Light superficial marks on front cover. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound.
Including 10 lots selected drawings and watercolors of Sanyu from the collection of Chen Yanfeng.
Sanyu (14 October 1901 – 12 August 1966), was a Chinese-French artist that created prints, drawings, and paintings. His work fused the histories of European still-life and figurative painting with the traditions of Chinese calligraphy. Considered a master of form and color, he was sometimes referred to as “the Chinese Matisse.” Born Chang Yu on October 14, 1901 in Nanchong, China, he was tutored in calligraphy and painting from a young age. In 1921, he travelled to Paris to study at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. While in Paris, he discovered the work of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. In 1948, Sanyu travelled to New York where he became a close friend of the photographer Robert Frank. It was Frank who later established the Sanyu Scholarship Fund at Yale University in his honor. Today, a large quantity of his work can be found in the collection of the National Museum of History in Taiwan. The artist died in his studio on August 12, 1966 in Paris, France.
Size: 8.2×10.6×0.2 inches.
36 pages.

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