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Zhou Dequn has passed away

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94-year old Zhu Dequn passed away last week in Paris. Zhu was one of the most revered Chinese artists of today together with Wu Guangzhong (1919-2010) and Zao Wou-ki (1921-2013) and he is widely recognised for his style of integrating Chinese painting into Western Abstractionism. He joined the French Academy of Fine arts in 1997 as the fist Chinese to enter the academy. He lived in France since 1955 and began to combine traditional Chinese water color art with Western abstract art. Hurun Art List from 2014 ranks Zhu as number 2 among 100 Chinese artists, with a total sales volume of his works reaching over USD 45 million.

Daniel Brostrom