(1921 - 2013)
Wou-Ki Zao was active/lived in New York / China, France. Wou Ki Zao is known for non objective and abstract landscape painting.
Zao (Zhao) Wou Ki combines Oriental landscape abstraction with French
influence. He was born in Beijing on February 13, 1921, and from the
age of ten, Zao drew and painted with great freedom. He learned
from his grandfather that calligraphy is an art when it transmits an
emotion to the person looking at it. At age fourteen he enrolled
at the School of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, where he remained for six
years. He studied and then taught at the Hongchow National
Academy of Fine Arts. In 1942, he organized an exhibition of works by
his teacher, Wu Dayu, along with some of his own.
In 1948, he
moved to Paris where he has lived and worked ever since, although he
has exhibited in New York City. He attended the Académie de la
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