Scenery near Yuanshan 1928 | Gouache on silk | 94.5 x 188 cm|Taipei Fine Arts Museum Collection
This work won the Special Jury Award at the Second Taiten, and is now in the collection of Taipei Fine Arts Museum. The painting has meticulous composition, dense brushstrokes, bright colors, and detailed depictions of plants, and features rich and delicate layers of colors that are complex but not messy, vividly capturing the slightest variations of colors and the beauty of
greenery, and revealing the artist's love for natural beauty. KUO presents in this sophisticated sketch the unique features of Taiwan.Source：Revisiting the Classics-Special Exhibition of Existing Works of Taiten and Futen, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
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.