Zao Wou-Ki


Zao Wou-Ki


Nationality: Chinese

Born February 13, 1920 in Beijing, China, Zao Wou-Ki is currently one of the premier artists of the world. In his early years Zao studied calligraphy and received training from the China Academy of Art. His blend of abstract and Asian concepts like the Indian Ink technique draws viewers to his work from all over the world. Starting with his first exhibition in Paris, Zao received acclaim from famous artists such as Miró and Picasso. Through out his whole career Zao's art drew upon a lot of Asian and impressionist influence. Some of his biggest influences were Picasso, Matisse, and Cézanne which is easy to tell from his use of color and abstraction of his subject that is usually related to nature. Zao's use of color and Asian techniques of painting create beautiful landscapes with lots to deliberate about. His art can sometimes seem confusing like most impressionists but relaxing during viewing will allow the simplicity and beauty hidden within the painting to shine through. His lighting techniques create serenity for the aficionado and casual art fans. Up until his death, Zao was a member of Académie des beaux-arts and was considered one of the most prominent Asian artists of his lifetime. In 2011 he set his personal auction record of HK$68,980,000(US$8,863,930) at Sotheby's in Hong Kong, China. His style is non-inclusive, for those who find nature coupled with abstract concepts like that seen in the work of other impressionists then Zao Wou-Ki is definitely an artist to check out.


Zao Wou-Ki Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ZAO WOU-KI (Chinese, b. 1921) Les Poissons, 1953 Color lithograph 17-1/8 x 22-1/2 inches (43.4 x 57.2 cm) Ed. 44/55
ZAO WOU-KI (Chinese, b. 1921)Les Poissons, 1953Color lithograph17-1/8 x 22-1/2 inches (43.4 x 57.2 cm)Ed. 44/55...
Lot 64136
Auction 5113
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013) Joui L'Ete, 1968 Etching and aquatint in colors on Arches 20-7/8 x 26-1/2 inches (53.0 x 67.3
Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013)Joui L'Ete, 1968Etching and aquatint in colors on Arches20-7/8 x 26-1/2 inches (53.0 x 67.3 ...
Lot 13168
Auction 191736
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013) Tree of Life, 1988 Lithograph in colors on Arches paper 30 x 22-3/4 inches (76.2 x 57.8 cm) (s
Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013)Tree of Life, 1988Lithograph in colors on Arches paper30 x 22-3/4 inches (76.2 x 57.8 cm) (s...
Lot 13169
Auction 191736
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013) Untitled, 1990 Lithograph in colors 8-1/2 x 6-3/8 inches (21.6 x 16.2 cm) (image) 9-3/4 x 7-1
Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013)Untitled, 1990Lithograph in colors8-1/2 x 6-3/8 inches (21.6 x 16.2 cm) (image)9-3/4 x 7-1...
Lot 13167
Auction 191736
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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