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Gang Zhao

United States

Jonathan Goodman

GANG ZHAO, The Chamber of Song, 1998, oil on canvas, 213.3 x 213.3 cm.

Gang Zhao began his art studies quite young - as a seventeen-year-old in 1978 at the Central Art Academy in Beijing, where he began an apprenticeship in mural painting. A year later, Zhao became the youngest founding member of the well-known and highly regarded avant-garde group Xing Xing (Star Star), whose activities did not always sit well with the authorities. Under pressure from the Chinese Government, Zhao made his way west…

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