My Father Artist Xu Beifong: Talk by Author Xu Fangfang

My Father Artist Xu Beifong: Talk by Author Xu Fangfang


Xu Beihong (1895-1953) is widely known as the father of modern Chinese painting. Famous for his ink brush paintings of galloping horses, pioneering artist Xu Beihong integrated Chinese and Western painting and mentored generations of Chinese artists. Speaker Xu Fangfang, Xu Beihong’s daughter, will introduce her memoir Galloping Horses: Artist Xu Beihong and His Family in Mao’s China. Please visit:

Speaker Xu Fangfang

Born and raised in Beijing, China, Xu Fangfang moved to the U.S. in 1981 and earned a B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. In 2000, she became the founding director of the music department at Renmin University of China. She helped initiate and facilitate the first comprehensive solo U.S. exhibition of her father Xu Beihong’s work, presented by the Denver Art Museum, Oct. 2011-Jan. 2012. She has published several articles on Xu Beihong and his art.

The presentation will include high-quality images of Xu Beihong's masterpieces, followed by book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

Photo (Copyrighted Material): Xu Beihong (left), his son Xu Qingping, and daughter Xu Fangfang in their house at 16 East Shoulu Street, Beijing, 1949.

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