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Famed and Fabled in Chinese Painting

August 14, 1999–June 18, 2000

Supernatural Daoist Immortals and disciples of the Buddha (Lohans), powerful dragons, famous statesmen, and beautiful women count among the famed and fantastic beings that were popular subject matter for Mind and Qing dynasty painters and their patrons. The Chinese paintings in this installation range in format from large hanging scrolls to small album leaves. The works are from the Vladimir G. Simkhovich Collection, acquired in 1929. Simkhovich, a Russia émigré born in 1874, was a professor of economics at Columbia University and an avid art collector.

Main Building


Dr. Felice Fischer, Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Acting Curator of East Asian Art; Adriana Proser, Research Associate

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