Zao Wou-Ki

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Portrait of Zao Wou-Ki.

Zao Wou-Ki (1920 – 2013) was a Chinese-French abstract painter. In his mid-thirties, he lived in Paris for a decade. Zao's works, were influenced by Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Paul Cézanne and the New York Abstract Expressionists. The average price of his works is 3.645 (USD mln) and 35 of them are in ТОP-5000.

Zao's artworks are "an exemplary reconciliation of Chinese and European aesthetics, in which the language of modern Western abstraction is enriched by a Chinese sensibility rooted in the past." [1]

Zao was a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France.

Zao's work can be found in museums worldwide including the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; The Tate Gallery London, England; Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium; National Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; Hong Kong Museum of Art, China; Kaohsiung Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; Taiwan; The Museum of Tel Aviv, Israel; Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy; F.ukuoka Art Museum, Japan; National Museum of Art, Japan. [2]

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