Ms. Liu Yan Prynne: From A Regional Art School to A National One: The Rise of The Lingnan School in the 1920s and the 1930s

Date: 5 December 2017
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Room 7.58 Run Run Shaw Tower

The Lingnan School is one of the earliest modern art schools in China in the first half of the twentieth century. The School was founded by three Canton painters, Gao Jianfu 高劍父, Gao Qifeng 高奇峰 and Chen Shuren 陳樹人. As Gao Qifeng died in a relatively early age and Chen Shuren spent most of his time as a high-ranking government officer, Gao Jianfu was the actual leader who oversaw the development of the Lingnan School, and seeing its rise from a regional school to a national one.

This study reexamines three important periods in the development of the Lingnan School with a greater focus on its development in the 1920s and the 1930s… (Please click on the image to read more)