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The National Museum of History will host a month-long exhibition on established calligrapher and educator Fu Shen (傅申), whose paintings and scrolls are known for their adherence to traditional techniques and modern interpretation of Chinese character strokes.
Born in China in 1937, Fu relocated to Taiwan with his parents in 1948 and pursued fine arts at the National Taiwan Normal University. He went abroad to study art and archeology in 1968, receiving his Ph. D. in Chinese Art History from Princeton University. He has since served as the senior curator of Chinese art at the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, associate professor at Yale University, and research fellow at the National Palace Museum.
His solo exhibition at the National Museum of History includes a collection that reflects his wide range of artistic interests, including calligraphy scrolls, seal design, and ceramic carvings. He takes inspiration from classic Chinese works and applies his personal aesthetics, creating pieces that are graceful and delicate, yet rich in vitality and playfulness.
For a glimpse of authentic artwork by the internationally renowned scholar, whose works have previously been displayed at the National Museum of China and the British Museum in London, visit the National Museum of History between July 5 and Aug. 17.