|Biography from Shanghai Hosane Auction Co., Ltd.:|
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Xiao Shufang was born in Zhongshan County, Guangdong Province in 1911.
She studied Chinese painting in Beijing in 1925. In 1926, she enrolled in
the Academy of Art in Beijing to study Western painting. She then
attended the art department of the Beiping Central University in
In 1937, she went to Europe to study sculpture. On her return to
China she worked in art schools and from 1949 taught watercolor, oil,
and traditional Chinese painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in
Her work was widely exhibited in China and abroad, notably
after 1979, when she traveled with her husband, Wu Zuoren, for a series
of lectures and joint exhibitions in Asia, Europe, and the USA.
1972, Xiao concentrated on Chinese flower painting, for which she is best
known. She worked in a style that fused watercolor techniques with the
mogu ('boneless') manner of traditional Chinese painting, creating a world of luminous colors and translucent washes.
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