Artist

Mei Lanfang

Nationality

Chinese

Artist Dates

1894-1961

Title of Work

Bird-and-Flower Painting

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Date of Work

1936

Medium

Ink on rice paper

Signature

Lower right

Height

33 1/2"

Width

16"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: S02

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Mei Lanfang (1894-1961) was a great Peking Opera artist in modern Chinese history. As a male actor who portrayed female characters, his exquisite performances were belauded by international audience while touring the world. In 1930, his visit to New York and several other cities in United States for 72 days was hailed as sensational. Ranked first in the Four Great Dan (female role) in the golden era of Peking Opera, Mei also played a significant role in cultural exchange, as he attached global attentions for the art of Peking Opera.

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