SKIOLD, Birgit

Hon Chin-Fun colour screen print titled ‘Season without a Name’, 10/25 copies



Hon Chin-Fun colour screen print titled ‘Season without a Name’. Signed, titled and numbered 10/25 copies, in pencil by the artist. Printed on hand-made Barcham Green wove paper. Scarce.Fine.

Image Size 20.5 x 20 cm (9 x 8 inches)

Sheet size 29 x 29.8 cm (11.75 x 11.75 inches)

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Hon Chi-fun [Hong Kong 1922-2019]

Born in Hong Kong in 1922, Hon Chi-fun, is a self-taught artist who began painting in the 1950s. By 1956, he had devoted himself to his art, while working at the Hong Kong General Post Office. It was during this period that he began to study Western art movements and became associated with two other famed Hong Kong artists, Luis Chan and Lui Shou-kwan. In 1964, he co-founded the Circle Art Group (1964-1971), and that same year was awarded the Gold Medal at the Third Hong Kong International Salon of Paintings. After the completion of his definitive work Bath of Fire (1968), a set of three oil and screen prints on canvas, he began his first grand tour of Europe. He visited the Venice Biennale in Italy and Documenta in Germany. In 1969, he was awarded the John D. Rockefeller III Fellowship Fund, and lived in New York for a year, after which he toured South America and India. These experiences abroad and the direct contact with a myriad of artistic traditions served to expand his aesthetic knowledge. Known for his paintings of circles.
His works have been collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art; Hong Kong Heritage Museum; University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Land; Hong Kong MTR Corporation; Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong; National City Bank of Chicago, United States.

This was plate 42, as published in ‘A Tribute to Birgit Skiold’ , 1983.


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