The first biographical dictionary of its kind in any Western language, this pioneering work provides short, information-packed entries for approximately 1,800 Chinese artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In recent years interest in modern Chinese art has spread across the globe. Public and private collections are being formed; courses in modern Chinese art are offered in many universities and museums. At the same time, the number of practicing artists in China and the amount of published material have greatly increased.Michael Sullivan's pathbreaking book, "Art and Artists of Twentieth-Century China", published in 1996, included a biographical index of some eight hundred artists. This volume includes more than twice that number, with entries that have been revised, expanded, and brought up to date. Illustrated with portraits and photographs of more than seventy leading artists, this comprehensive, convenient reference will be an essential tool for anyone interested in the study or collection of modern Chinese art.
Michael Sullivan is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and Fellow Emeritus at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University. His many books include The Arts of China (Fourth edition, expanded and revised, 2000), Art and Artists of Twentieth-Century China (1996) and The Meeting of Eastern and Western Art: Revised and Expanded Edition (1997), all from California.