A master of postwar abstraction, Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) is considered one of the best-known Chinese painters of the 20th Century. The exhibition at New York's Asia Society is the first comprehensive show of the artist's work in the United States. This eclectic show contains 60 works from 1945 to 2003, with paintings on canvas, paper, watercolors and prints. Zao Wou-Ki began his formal artistic training at the age of fifteen. In 1948 Zao immigrated to Paris and soon took the international art world by storm. Over the next six decades, Zao became a major presence in Europe, America, and Asia, and now stands out as an example of the global scope of modern abstraction.
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