Calligraphic Couplet, 1987 Two hanging scrolls, ink on paper, dated dingmao (1987) and signed Zhongshi with two seals of the artist. 42 1/2 x 11 3/4in (108 x 29.8cm)
歐陽中石 行書書法對聯一對 水墨紙本 立軸 一九八七年作
A native of Tainan, Shandong, Ouyang Zhongshi was born in 1928, and is one of China's most famous and respected calligraphy scholars, having founded the pioneering Calligraphic Studies program at Capitol Normal University in Beijing. Ouyang Zhongshi is the author of many publications on the history of calligraphy, and with Wen C. Fong, he co-directed the publication of Yale University Press's landmark work Chinese Calligraphy. The artist is also a scholar of Beijing opera and is regarded as one of Mainland China's leading cultural historians.