II Online Institute for Ink Art / 纽约水墨学社

"Chinese brush art has been practiced for more than thousend years and the styles have changed significantly over time, forming rich and varied traditions. From cave painting to modern ink-art, everything brushed by the artist's hand becomes one of the mirrors of the artist's soul" - Dr. Gan Yu

"中国绘画艺术已有千余年实践的历史,其风格也随着时间的推移发生了巨大变化,形成了丰富多样的传统。从洞窟绘画到现代水墨,艺术家手中的每一笔都是自已灵魂的写照" -- 喻干

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Feb 18, 2017

Painting by  Genbao Zhou


"Opera Figures”, ink and color on oriental paper, 16" x 20 ", 2012

Prof Genbao Zhou is working at his studio in Shanghai

Artist's Short Bio:

Zhou Genbao, who also signs his work as Xiashang and Abao, was born on March 2, 1945 in Shanghai, China. He graduated from Shanghai Fine Arts College majored in Chinese Painting. In 1963, Mr. Zhou was appointed as a consultant to the Painting Department of Shanghai Museum where his reproduction of classical Chinese paintings and research articles earned critical acclaim nationwide. His art works have been exhibited in China, Europe, and the United States. Throughout his artistic life, Mr. Zhou was inspired from performance art of Chinese Opera and he has devoted himself in Chinese Opera figures paintings for over 50 years. His works emphasize on the abstract rhythm of the figure motions; therefore, they always reflect the classical style with contemporary flavor. Mr. Zhou Genbao has settled in the United States since 1986.




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