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An He 安和 | Trees on an Island 綠島長青

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August 11, 04:49 AM GMT


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Lot Details


An He

(An Ho, 1927-2017)

Trees on an Island

ink and colour on silk

37.3 x 26.9 cm 14½x 10⅝in.

An Ho was born in 1927 in Beijing, China. Her father was the chief editor of several newspapers and her mother, a painter of flowers. In 1944, An Ho was introduced to Pu Ru in Nanjing and began receiving critical acclaim for her work in 1952, most notably becoming the first woman artist to be given a solo exhibition at Taiwan’s National Historical Museum.

Considered Pu Ru’s finest student, studying under his guidance for seventeen years, An Ho was able to establish a strong foundation in Chinese painting, becoming proficient in both Tang and Song dynasty techniques – the pinnacle of Chinese art. Her dream-like landscape paintings are a pure and tranquil expression of the universe, scaled down to terms comfortable for the human eye. Along with her superb manipulation of colour, her art invites us to take pleasure in the finer beauties in nature and better appreciate our place in the world. The profound effect of her work stems from a mindset of placing equal emphasis on her mental attitude and the quality of her painting, as well as her outlook on Chinese paintings as “several thousand strokes expressing a unique, personal feeling of the artist” (An Ho, August 1999). 


安和 綠島長青

(An Ho, 1927-2017)




37.3 x 26.9 cm 14½x 10⅝in.