Artist of the moment…….Fu Baoshi

Fu Baoshi was a world renowned artist who worked in the traditional style with inks and watercolors on very large surfaces sometimes working on hanging scrolls. Fu Baoshi was born in Xinyu, Jianxi Provence, China in the year 1904. Fu Baoshi loved to paint the landscape and is seen by many critics as one of the best of his era in regards to painting the traditional landscape.

For his artistic education Baoshi attended the Tokyo School of Fine Arts.

Baoshi’s style was a blend of ancient Chinese methods and the Japanese methods he picked up whilst in college. These two styles gave the artist a unique and modern look. Baoshi even experimented the techniques of applying color to his works.

Price range information: Works range from one half million dollars and up. Most works command at least one million at auction.

Fu Baohsi passed away in 1965.

In this clip a discussion about Eastern and Western painting styles and the influence of Fu Baoshi:

Fu Baoshi was a grandfather to a contemporary art dealer named Jenny Pat. Pat is a Canadian citizen who studied in England and has worked for major auction houses included Christies where she helped to sell works by her father. She is 32 years and one the best in the businesses of dealing art. She specializes in Asian art.

In this clip we listen a fellow artist named Henry Li talk about the works of Fu Baoshi. We also visit a museum named for the artist:

When one thinks of blending styles many artists think of Eastern and Western styles. We also must not forget the breakthrough artists like Fu Baoshi who blended different styles of Eastern painting methods from the Chinese and Japanese traditional painting schools.

I love the animated sense of life we get from his figures. Baoshi was a master at anything he chose to paint.

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