Large original work by Pan Tianshou. Horizontal Ink on paper depicting a family of Cormorans on edge of waters edge perched upon a rock. Three swallows are seen in flying through. River reed is seen throughout the water with blooming pink reddish blooming blossoms.
Signed / Sealed Pan Tianshou Born 1897. Died 1971.
Dimensions: 14′ long x 65″ high
Chinese artist Pan Tianshou took charge of preserving and reestablishing traditional Chinese painting and arts education in the 20th century. He was best known for his particular ability with calligraphy and his freehand brushstrokes in scenes depicting flowers and birds in soft, gestural works. However, Tianshou’s extraordinary achievements as a painter and professor of art intertwine with the tragedy of his later years, after the Cultural Revolution, as his passion for preserving traditional Chinese culture brought him consistent persecution until his death.