Khoan Sullivan’s Role in Collecting Modern Chinese Painting

Date of event:   05/03/2019 14:00 − 05/03/2019 15:30

Talk and Viewing: Khoan Sullivan’s Role in Collecting Modern Chinese Painting

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Tue 5 March 2019 , 2-3.30pm, Headley Lecture Theatre and Jameel Centre

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Dr Paul Bevan, Christensen Fellow in Chinese Painting

The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection of modern Chinese painting was bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum in 2015. Wu Baohuan (or Khoan) met Michael Sullivan in the 1940s while he was in China driving trucks for the Red Cross. For the remaining decades of the 20th century and into the 21st together they collected Chinese art at home and abroad, amassing one of the most important collections of modern Chinese paintings in the West. To celebrate International Women’s Day, this talk looks at some of the paintings that were specifically dedicated to Khoan, who was born one hundred years ago this year.

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