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Liu Haiming (b.1954) - Signed 1978 Woodblock, Fisherman in the Morning

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Liu Haiming's striking woodblock depicts a fisherman reading his boat for the mornings catch. A bold and modern print, Liu Haiming has sensitively applied a contemporary and graphic approach to this traditional rural subject matter showing his expert knowledge of the woodblock medium. This print later inspired an oil painting entitled 'Fisherman in the Morning' which Liu Haiming painted in 1997. The composition is almost identical and gives an interesting insight into the close relationship between painting and printmaking within the artist's oeuvre. The print has been inscribed, signed, dated and editioned in pencil to the lower edge, with an artist stamp visible to the lower right corner. On wove.


There is a minor tear to the upper right edge of the page and pinhole marks to the corners. With discolouration and light creasing to the page.


28 x 20.8cm (11" x 8.2")
Sheet: 50.4 x 41.2cm (19.8" x 16.2")

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Sulis Fine Art is pleased to present an impressive collection of woodblocks from contemporary Chinese artist Liu Haiming (b.1954). The collection contains a variety of wildlife and botanical subjects including aspects of the artist's experiences living in rural China. The woodblocks have been printed in black ink from a single block.

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Artist Biography

The painter and printmaker Liu Haiming, 劉海明版畫 was born in 1954 in Shanxi province, North China. From 1973-1977 he worked as a coal miner before graduating from the highly selective CAFA in 1981. In 1986 he was sponsored by Scottish Arts Council as an artist in residence, continuing to live in Europe until 1996. He now teaches printmaking in North China, exhibiting his work in a number of leading international galleries. Achieving notoriety within the UK, Liu Haming sold a collection of prints, calligraphy and papercuts to the British Museum in the 1990s. He was also included in a group exhibition of ‘Modern Chinese Prints’ in The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The exhibition mainly included examples of his early woodcuts which depicted aspects of daily life in rural China, as well as more recent work.

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Code ps389
Artist Liu Haiming (b.1954)
Date 1978
Dimensions 28 x 20.8cm
Framed No
Medium Woodblock
Style Contemporary Art
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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