Hsu Pei-hung (1895-1953) was a native of I-hsing, Kiangsu province. He studied painting under his father,
then abroad in Paris and Berlin. After his return, he successively filled various important posts of the painting circles.
He is a painter representing modern China. He assimilated the traditional ink painting style to the basics of
Western painting, and is especially celebrated as a painter of horses. This work is a consummate piece rich of lyricism.
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