- Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
- Title: GRAPES
- Artist: WANG GEYI
- Format (cm):
- Format (in): 28 ¾ x 16 in.
- Last Sale price: 8 125,00
- Last Sale date:
WANG GEYI (1896-1988) GRAPES Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper Inscribed and signed, with three seals of the artist Dedicated to Yan Qingxiang Two collectors’ seals: one each of Yan Qingxiang and Yan Yuntai 28 ¾ x 16 in. (73.3 x 40.5 cm)
THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF YAN YUNTAI
A native of Haimen, Jiansu province, Wang Geyi (1897-1988) was a guohua painter, a calligrapher and a seal engraver. In 1920, he studied under Wu Changshuo in Shanghai. In 1921, he visited Japan with the art delegation led by Wang Zhen. In 1928 returned to Japan with Zhang Daqian. During his lifetime he was a professor at Xinhua AFA (Shanghai), at Zhonghua University, and at the Shanghai College of Art. He was also the Head of Chinese Paintings at Chongqing Art College in 1930, a founding member of the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy, and the vice-president of Xiling Seal-Carving Society.