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Song Wenzhi (宋文治)

Song Wenzhi (1919-1999, Taicang, Jiangsu Province) studied advertising art in Shanghai when he was young. After having studied at the Suzhou Art Training Institute, he taught at secondary schools and normal universities. He joined the Jiangsu Province Traditional Chinese Painting Studio in 1957. Song was specialized in landscape paintings.

Song was director of the Chinese Artists Association, and vice-chairman of its Jiangsu Branch. Many of his works have been included in national collections.

On the banks of the Yangzi river, Daqing blooms, 1975

Sources:

Important Art of New China 1949-1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue 1997, Beijing)

Chen Lusheng, Xin Zhongguo meishu tushi - 1949-1966 [The Art History of the People's Republic of China - 1949-1966] (Beijing: Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, 2000) [in Chinese]

Michael Sullivan, Modern Chinese Artists - A Biographical Dictionary (Berkeley, etc: University of California Press, 2006)

Zhongguo meishuguan (ed.), 中国美术年鉴 1949-1989 (Guilin: Guangxi meishu chubanshe, 1993)

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