Eleven Recollections: Wu Guanzhong's Ties of Affection to Hong Kong
During his life, Wu Guanzhong (吳冠中) visited Hong Kong several times: he first stopped over in Hong Kong in the early 1950s when returning to Chinese mainland from Europe. Then in the 1980s and 1990s, he revisited Hong Kong several times when invited to paint various works and engage in exchange with local artists. In the early 21st century he became a frequent visitor, teaching, hosting exhibitions and participating in cultural events in Hong Kong. Over the decades, the artist developed a special fondness and profound attachment to the city where Chinese and Western cultures meet. With ink wash, oils and words, he captured both changes in Hong Kong society over the years and cultural events in the city. In his twilight years, he donated some of his very finest and most famous work to Hong Kong.