2019 Wall Calendar Chao Shao-an: Chinese Master



At the age of sixteen, Chao Shao-an (1905–1998), a native of southern China’s Guangdong province, enrolled in the art academy run by Gao Qifeng, one of a handful of fearless artists who had jointly created the Lingnan school of painting. They broke with tradition by introducing modern subjects and perspective from Western art. The impact on Chao was terrific. His painting soon took on the qualities it was to preserve throughout the remainder of his career: vividness, dashing vigor, a bold use of both space and color, and a calligraphic looseness that verges on abstraction. A decade after meeting Gao Qifeng, Chao took a gold medal at an international art exhibition held in Belgium.

Twelve monthly grids and full-color artwork
Size: 12 x 13 in
Opens to 12 x 26 in

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