'This biographical dictionary provides short, information-packed entries for approximately 1,800 Chinese artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In recent years interest in modern Chinese art has spread across the globe. Public and private collections are being formed; courses in modern Chinese art are offered in many universities and museums. At the same time the number of practicing artists in China and the amount of published material have greatly increased. Michael Sullivan's book Art and Artists of Twentieth-Century China, published in 1996, included a biographical index of some 800 artists. This volume includes more than twice that number, with entries that have been revised, expanded, and brought up-to-date. Illustrated with portraits and photographs of more than 70 leading artists, this comprehensive, convenient reference will be an essential tool for anyone interested in the study or collection of modern Chinese art.' (Front flap)
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