809: Chinese Landscape Scroll by Baoshi Fu (1904-1965)
Fine Chinese Ink and Color Landscape Scroll by Baoshi Fu (1904-1965), depicting a densely forested mountainous landscape waterfall and pool with a scholar's pavilion perched on a peak with two figures and three figures on a lower outcrop admiring the waterfall, w. 22-1/2", l. 79-1/4". Fu Baoshi is acknowledged as an important leader in reviving early realistic depictions while developing ink wash and spattered ink techniques and is considered one of the most important Chinese artists of the last century. He was deeply enamored with China's landscapes and sought to be emotionally present in his paintings. He served as Director of the Jiangsu Provence Painting School and Vice-Chairman of the Federation of Chinese Artists and taught in the Art Department of Central University, now Nanjing University.