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Modern Chinese Paintings by Jen Po-Nien and the Monk Hsu Ku

October 08 – November 08, 1940

Hsu Ku | Jen Po-Nien
The President and Directors of the Renaissance Society announce an

Exhibition of Modern Chinese Paintings
by Jên Po-Nien and the Monk Hsu Ku
who both died in 1895

loaned by
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Farnsworth MacNair

October 8 to November 8, 109 Goodspeed Hall
Daily, except Sunday, 9 to 12 and 2 to 5

"Eight Crazy Men of Yan Chan" were a group of artists who broke away from Chinese tradition in the early 19th century and turned to impressionistic paintings. The men created quite a furor in Chinese artistic circles. Their fame spread. Apostles appeared. Today in Goodspeed Hall the gently brushed works of two apostles are on display for your pleasure--among them Pine Tree Rats and Pine Tree Leopards (squirrels to our readers)--by the artist monk Hsu Ku. On a canvas buy a second apostles, Jen Po-Nien, appears the caption "Offered to the benevolent elder brother, Sung Fu, to patch the wall of his study." The inscription is in Chinese. Translation courtesy the Renaissance Society per Mrs. Morse. The paintings, on exhibition weekdays from 9 to 12 A.M. and 2 to 5 P.M., until November 8, are loaned by Dr. and Mrs. Harley MacNair.
This text was taken from the exhibition announcement and press release.

This exhibition was part of the University of Chicago's 50th Anniversary celebration.


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