A poster of the art exhibition of Wang Liuqiu's works. [Photo/zjam.org.cn]
Born in Thailand to a family originally from Guangdong province, Wang Liuqiu arrived in his ancestral country in 1938, when the land was subject to war. He fought in the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45), and went to Yan'an, a Communist hub in Shaanxi province, where he attended Lu Xun academy of art and literature. He later taught painting at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, for decades. In 2021, a decade after Wang died, his family donated more than 100 of his oil works, as well as his collections and manuscripts, to the Zhejiang Art Museum. A selection of the donated oil paintings are now on show at the same museum through to Sept 25. Under his brush strokes of vivid colors, Wang created a world of serenity and elegance.
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