After a Rain 1931 | Gouache on silk | 133 x 191.5 cm|Taipei Fine Arts Museum Collection
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After a Rain
This work won the Taiten Award at the Fifth Taiten, and is now in the collection of Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Depicting the scenery of Zhishan Yan, KUO uses his usual realistic and richly colorful exquisite techniques to fill the picture with scenery; the crowded composition of densely arranged elements makes the painting more sophisticated. Although it is a sketch, the work looks as though depicting a dream-like scenery. Source: 國美館 經典再現 臺府展現存作品特展
Kuo Hsueh-Hu 1908 - 2012
Kuo Hsueh-Hu was born in Dadaocheng, a northwest district of Taipei. In 1927, at just 19 years of age, he qualified to enter the First Taiwan Fine Art Exhibition, gaining the reputation as one of the "Three Youths" of the exhibition along with Chen Jin and Lin Yu-Shan. Kuo focused on sketching. He paid particular attention to the trees and rocks of Taiwan and portrayed unique landscapes of his native land in rich gouache colors.
In 1964, Kuo Hsueh-Hu left Taiwan for Japan. In addition, he visited Thailand, the Philippines, mainland China, Europe, and the United States. He completed a series of masterpieces in relation to his experiences in these locations. Kuo can be deemed to be an artist with international vision and outlook. In 2007, Kuo Hsueh-Hu received the 27th National Cultural Award in Taiwan at the age of 99.