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Issue of Stamp: Paintings by Wu Guanzhong

Wu Guanzhong (1919 – 2010) is one of the most influential artists in contemporary Chinese art history. Awarded a national art scholarship in 1946, he went to study in France. Upon his return to China in 1950, he took a series of teaching posts at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and Tsinghua University. Wu developed his own unique style by blending the essences of East and West through an untiring dialogue of engagement between oil painting and ink painting, and have opened up new creative vistas for the 20th century Chinese artists. Wu donated to the Hong Kong Museum of Art his masterpieces such as the Two Swallows and his last works. This set of 7 stamps issued by the Hongkong Post featuring his paintings helps disseminate his selfless artistic beliefs to all people in Hong Kong and abroad. Selected works by Wu are also featured in the exhibition "Paris.Chinese Painting: Legacy of the 20th Century Chinese Masters".

Issue date: 17 June 2014

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