Galloping Horses: Artist Xu Beihong and His Family in Mao’s China
Author: Xu Fangfang
Publisher: Beihong Arts Publishing, LLC, St. Louis, MO
ISBN: 978-0-9970574-1-6 (paperback)
Page Count/Binding: 306
Available through: http://amzn.to/2u64edZ
Famous for his ink brush paintings of galloping horses, pioneering Chinese artist Xu Beihong (1895-1953) integrated Chinese and Western painting and mentored generations of Chinese artists. Galloping Horses describes how his family and legacy survived the turbulence of Mao’s ever-changing policies, which dictated the direction of art and music from 1949 through the devastating ten-year Cultural Revolution.
Born and raised in Beijing, China, artist Xu Beihong’s daughter Xu Fangfang published several articles on Xu Beihong and his art, including “Xu Beihong’s Life and Art” in Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting, Denver Art Museum, 2011.