Free

My Father Artist Xu Beihong: Talk by Author Xu Fangfang

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th Street

Oakland, CA 94607

View Map

Event description

Description

Xu Beihong (1895-1953) is widely known as the father of modern Chinese painting. Famous for his ink brush paintings of galloping horses, pioneering artist Xu Beihong integrated Chinese and Western painting and mentored generations of Chinese artists. Speaker Xu Fangfang, Xu Beihong’s daughter, will introduce her memoir Galloping Horses: Artist Xu Beihong and His Family in Mao’s China. Please visit: www.BeihongChinaArts.com.

Speaker Xu Fangfang

Born and raised in Beijing, China, Xu Fangfang moved to the U.S. in 1981 and earned a B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. In 2000, she became the founding director of the music department at Renmin University of China. She helped initiate and facilitate the first comprehensive solo U.S. exhibition of her father Xu Beihong’s work, presented by the Denver Art Museum, Oct. 2011-Jan. 2012. She has published several articles on Xu Beihong and his art.

The presentation will include high-quality images of Xu Beihong's masterpieces, followed by book signing. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase for $20 (cash only, ATMS available nearby).

Presented by Oakland Asian Cultural Center.


Left Photo (Copyrighted Material): Xu Beihong (left), his son Xu Qingping, and daughter Xu Fangfang in their house at 16 East Shoulu Street, Beijing, 1949.

Right Photo: Xu Fangfang

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th Street

Oakland, CA 94607

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved