The Four Monks Painters - Paintings from the Shanghai Museum Collection

  • Jointly published by
    • Shanghai Museum
    • Tai Yip Company
    • Shanghai People's Fine Art Publishing House
  • Edited by Xie Zhiliu
  • 42 x 29 cm
  • 380pp, 320 color plates, 94 b/w illustrations
  • 1990, Chinese and English
  • Duluxe: HK$3,500.00
  • Hard Back: HK$3,000.00

"Even though we are able to see many paintings by the Four Monks that have been published in the past fifty years, we still cannot help feeling excited upon seeing their works in the collection of the Shanghai Museum. It is not only amazing to see the number of masterpieces by these artists in the Museum's collection, but also astonishing to discover magnificent paintings previously thought to have vanished."

- Fu Shen, Curator of Chinese Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

In this volume, readers could compare the styles and signatures of the painters in their early and late periods, and gain an understanding of the painters' artistic scope and development. The volume is lavishly illustrated in colour, with detailed descriptions of the 94 masterpieces. An article focusing on the life and art of the Four Monks by Xie Zhiliu is also included.