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The scroll paintings showcased here is part of a collection of paintings donated to Lingnan University by the Lingnan Foundation based in America in 2008. The paintings were primarily produced by artists from the Guangdong region during the 1940s, but there are also a few examples dated as early as the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) and from other parts of China. The artists represented include former leading members of the Guangdong National Painting Research Society, one of the larger painting associations in China during the Republican era (1912-1949) that aimed to preserve and propagate the traditions of Chinese painting. There are also paintings by artists with training in Western painting techniques and ties with the Lingnan School of Painting. Many if not all of these scroll paintings were exhibited at the National Arts Club in New York in 1947. The exhibition was organised by Mr Szto Wai who was an alumni of Lingnan College and Principal of branches of the University. Mr Szto was also an avid painter. Watercolours by him depicting the campus of Lingnan University in Guangzhou in the 1930s and 1940s are part of the donation from the Lingnan Foundation. They can be seen here.
This database was established with the support of an Arts Faculty Research Grant and the Lingnan University Library. The entries in this database were prepared by Dr Luk Yu-ping and Ms Wan Lai Na, student of the Department of Visual Studies. The biographies for each artist were compiled by Ms Wan and edited by Dr Luk, with the exception of two on Zhao Haogong and Huang Bore, which were prepared earlier by Prof Sophia Law and Ms Wong Yee-man, Candy, student of the Department of Visual Studies. The database is currently being edited.