GUAN ZILAN(1903～1986) FLOWERS IN VASE
Oil on canvas
关紫兰 GUAN ZILAN
Guan Zilan was born in Guangdong Province in 1903. She graduated from the department of oil painting of Shanghai University in 1927, in the same year, she pursed her further study in Japan where she attended several important art exhibitions. In 1930 her oil painting “narcissus” was published as postcard by Japanese government. After returning home she held solo exhibitions many times in Shanghai. Her works were collected by National Art Museum of China, and selected into large-scale oil painting albums such as World Famous Paintings (published by American Art Institute), Chinese Oil Painting, Chinese Oil Painting Collection of 20th Century, etc. She was the scholar of Shanghai Culture and History Museum, member of Chinese Artists Association. Her works were introduced by mainstream media, including NHK of Japan, CCTV, Liberation Daily, Wen Hui Bao.