Imprint of the Heart: Artistic Journey of Huang Xinbo
Thematic Gallery (5),
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
3 November 2011 - 26 March 2012
Huang Xinbo (1916-1980) was a pioneer of the modern Chinese woodcut who, heavily influenced by Lu Xun, devoted himself to the development and promotion of this important art form. Like many of Hong Kong’s older generation, Huang was born and educated in mainland China, struggled through the long years of war and then moved from place to place before finally ending up in Hong Kong. After returning to his homeland in 1949, Huang committed himself to a life in the service of art, but he was unable to escape the torment of the Cultural Revolution. Thanks to his passionate dedication to society, however, Huang Xinbo has provided us with an everlasting legacy.
To pay homage to this renowned artist 31 years after his death, this exhibition showcases Huang’s works from 1930 to 1980, including block prints, oil paintings, artefacts from the Human Art Club and other invaluable items, all of which illustrate Huang’s dedicated concern for the people and his heartfelt devotion to modern China and Hong Kong society.
We would like to express our particular gratitude to Huang Xinbo’s family for their generous donation of the artist’s original prints and other items, which represent a valuable addition to our collections and significant illustration of Hong Kong's heritage and local culture.
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