Gu Gan  (Chinese, 1942) 


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Gu Gan Biography
1942   Born in Hunan Province, ChinaStudied traditional Chinese painting at the Central Fine Arts Institute, Beijing, China
1962   Sent to work in a factory for ten years during the Cultural Revolution
1966   Editor at the People's Literature Publishing House
1975   Studied painting and calligraphy with Ye Qianye, Huang Miaozi and Zhang Zhengyu
1978   Elected member of the Research Academy for Traditional Chinese Painting
1978   Won seven prizes for nationally outstanding works of art
1985   Chairman of the Society of Modern Calligraphy and Painting
1993   Honorary Adviser of the International Calligraphers' Society
1993   Lectured on modern calligraphy at the University of Bonn and the Fine Art Institute, Hamburg, Germany
  Present Senior Editor of the Fine Art section of the People's Literature Publishing House
  Member of the Chinese Fine Artists Association
  Member of Council of China Tea and Zen studies
Selected Exhibitions
2006   Recent Paintings by Gu Gan, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York
2005   INK, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York
2004   Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
2002   Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
2001   China without Borders, Goedhuis Contemporary at Sotheby’s, New York, USA
1998   Michael Goedhuis, London, UK
1997   British Museum, London, UK
1997   History Museum, Vienna, Austria
1992   Museum for Far Eastern Art, Cologne, Germany
  Selected Collections
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK
British Museum, London, UK
Museum for Far Eastern Art, Cologne, German
Museum of the Society for the Chinese Olympic Games
National Fine Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Olenska Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland