Xu Beihong

Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting
October 30, 2011–January 29, 2012
Now Closed: October 30, 2011–Jan 29, 2012
Anschutz Gallery

Xu Beihong is a key figure in 20th century Chinese art. Drawn from the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum, the exhibition features 61 works including Chinese ink brush paintings, oil paintings, drawings, pastels, and calligraphy. Visitors can explore Xu Beihong’s career from early works including a 1918 landscape painting, drawings, and paintings created during his studies in Europe, and several of his well-known and loved horse paintings. This is the first exhibition in North America to cover the full spectrum of work by this important artist, acclaimed by critics as the father of modern Chinese paintings.

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Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting is organized by the Denver Art Museum in collaboration with the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum. Significant support is provided by the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation. Additional support is provided by the William Sharpless Jackson Jr. Endowment Fund, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Joy R. Hilliard Bequest, the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, and the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign. Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.