Sparrows Ink and colour on paper, depicting four sparrows perched on bamboo and one in flight, inscribed and sealed at the top right and sealed at the bottom left, framed and glazed. 38cm x 62.4cm (15in x 24½in)
陳文希(1906-1992) 麻雀圖 設色紙本 鏡框
Provenance: acquired directly from the artist in Singapore during the 1980's.
Chen Wen Hsi is a Singaporean artist known for his avant-garde painting style. He was born in 1906 in Baigong, Guangdong province and studied at the Xinhua College of Art in Shanghai, where he was taught by a number of famous artists including Pan Tianshou. He left China in 1947, and has held 38 solo exhibitions in London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur.