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Zao Wou-ki
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1920
Beijing
Beijing Municipality, China
Death: Apr. 9, 2013
Nyon
Vaud, Switzerland

Painter. He studied and taught at the School of Fine Arts in Hanghzou, China, from 1941 to 1947, and later in 1948 he moved to Paris before the Communist takeover of his country, and became one of the masters of lyrical abstraction, with French Pierre Soulages and French-german Hans Hartung. In 1964 he adopted French citizenship. Was considered one of the School of Paris artists, and he held expositions of his works at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais in 1981, the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in 2003 and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 2008. He presented his first solo exhibition in New York in 1959, and his paintings are also in collections of Guggenheim Museum in New York city, and the Tate Museum in London, United Kingdom. He was a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris, and was was a friend of the most famous painters of Western Europe at the time, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Alberto Giacometti, María Helena Vieira da Silva, Hans Hartung and Pierre Soulages, among others.


Cause of death: Alzheimer's disease. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
   Chan May-Kam Zao Wou Ki (1930 - 1972)
 
Burial:
Cimetière de Montparnasse
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Plot: Division 1
 
Created by: Errete
Record added: Apr 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108619004
Zao Wou-ki
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Zao Wou-ki
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