Li Ko-Jan

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Li K’o-Jan


Born in 1907 in Hsüchou. Chinese painter, master of kuo-hua. Pupil of Chi Pai-shih and Huang Pin-hung.

Li K’o-jan, who studied at the Art Institute in Hangchou, became a professor at the Central Academy of Arts in Peking in 1949. His lyrical landscapes (Spring Rain in Southern China, 1950’s) and genre compositions (Boy on a Water Buffalo, 1953) are particularly sensitive to the force of life and are marked by dynamic construction and the tactility of forms.


Rychterova, E. Li Kche-Žan. Prague, 1963.
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