Painting of tree roots by Wu Guanzhong

Wu Guanzhong – Tree roots 树根, 1980s. Ink and colour on paper. Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art

Open until 30 Aug 2021

Gallery 11, the Sullivan Gallery for Chinese Paintings

Admission is FREE, but a free Museum ticket is required

Wu Guanzhong (1919–2010) is one of the twentieth century’s most admired Chinese painters. All his career, from his student days to his final years, he engaged with European painting alongside Chinese traditional paintings.

This exhibition at the Ashmolean comprises works lent by Hong Kong Museum of Art, selected from a recent donation of 450 paintings and sketches from the artist’s family, and represents every decade of Wu Guanzhong’s life from the 1950s onwards in oils, ink, pencil and other media.

This exhibition also links to our online academic conference on Wu Guanzhong (1919–2010).

The exhibition is supported by the Denys Firth Family Foundation.