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Louis Shaw-Kwan

Exhibition March 25 − May 16, 2019
Alisan Fine Arts presents a solo exhibition Louis Shaw-Kwan. The author is known for his ink paintings, which combine the traditions of China with elements of Western art. The exhibition includes 22 works, from 1957 to 1975. Most of them have never exhibited.

Louis Shou-Kwan (1919 - 1975) was one of the most significant artists in Hong Kong in the mid-twentieth century. The paintings in this exhibition, dedicated to the anniversary of his birth, are taken from the Ashmolean Museum’s own collection.

Two themes dominate the work of the artist Louis Shou-Kwan: landscapes and spirituality. He gained fame thanks to Chan’s paintings (Zen in Japanese). During the 1960s and 1970s, they became an example of modern Hong Kong art that could compete on an equal footing with art artists abroad.