Chinese printmaking exhibition

邵克萍,《田野》, 27.5 x 36.5 cm, 1954

This year is the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Emerging Woodcut Movement that started in 1931. Today’s exhibition of modern Chinese prints commemorates the history of the art of Chinese printmaking.

Shanghai is the birthplace of modern Chinese woodcut prints. In August 1931, China’s first technical workshop on modern woodcut printmaking was organized. The famous thinker LU Xun is the one who initiated modern woodcuts and started the journey of the Chinese Emerging Woodcut Movement.

Throughout the years, Chinese printmaking has developed and become more diversified. Excellent artworks continue to emerge, as this exhibition confirms. The selection on display is varied in style and consists of works from different periods in time.