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Fan Tchunpi, Self Portrait, oil on board, 1930. Copyright The Fan Tchunpi Collection Trust

Clark Lecture:
Francesca Dal Lago
"Were There Women Artists in Modern China?"

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
5:30 pm

Francesca Dal Lago, Clark Fall Fellow, will talk on one aspect of her current research on the birth of Chinese modern art that was catalyzed through artistic education in France and Japan during the first part of the twentieth century. Many of the artists who then chose to pursue an education in Europe were women, but only few of them were still accounted for after 1949 and even fewer are today. Why is this?

Paraphrasing the title of Linda Nochlin’s famous article, Dal Lago looks at the cultural, social, and political conditions which allowed only a limited number of these women to pursue and blossom after the promising early years of their career, often spent in Paris and Rome.