Wu Guanzhong was born in the Jiangsu province of eastern China. He studied initially at the National Academy of Art in Hangzhou under Lin Fengmian, a painter often called the â€˜father of Chinese modernistâ€™. He moved to Paris in 1947 and returned to China in 1950. At the start of the cultural revolution fearful of the Red Guards he destroyed many of his paintings and was banished to a remote countryside to perform manual labor. In the 70â€™s he was allowed to return home and to paint again. Known for his landscape paintings he is regarded as having been one of his countryâ€™s great modern artists.â€™
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