WAN Qingli 萬青屴 (1945-2017)

BA, MFA Central Academy of Fine Arts; MA, PhD University of Kansas

Professor Wan was active as an art historian and artist in China, and then he studied and taught in the U.S.A. for years before coming to Hong Kong in 1989. Based in Hong Kong, he has established himself as an internationally recognized authority in the field of Chinese art history study, particularly in Chinese painting and calligraphy of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Prof. Wan has served as Honorary Advisor to the Urban Council and the Regional Council.

1989-2006

Modern Chinese art

Selected Publications

Wan, Qingli. A Brush with Irony: Paintings by Wan Qingli. Hong Kong: University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, 2006.

Wan, Qingli. The century was not declining in art: a history of nineteenth-century Chinese painting. Taipei: Lion Art, 2005.

Wan, Qingli. The Writings of My Mind: Painting and Calligraphy by Wan Qingli. New York: E. & J. Frankel, 2002.

Wan, Qingli. Zhongguo xian dai hui hua shi. Min chu zhi bu, (1912 zhi 1949) 中國現代繪畫史: 民初之部 (一九一二至一九四九) (Modern Painting History in China (The Early Republic of China: 1912-1949)). Taipei: Rock Publishing Ltd., 2001.

Wan, Qingli. The World of Li Keran, 1907-1989. Taibei: Xi zhi tang wen hua chu ban shi ye you xian gong si, 2000.

Wan, Qingli. Zhongguo xian dai hui hua shi. Wan Qing zhi bu (1840 zhi 1911) 中國現代繪畫史: 晚清之部 (一八四零至一九一一) (Modern Painting History in China (Late Qing: 1840-1011)). Taipei: Rock Publishing Ltd., 1998.

Wan, Qingli. Huajia yu hua shi: Jindai meishu cong gao 畫家與畫史: 近代美術叢稿 (Painters and Painting History: Modern Art Series). Beijing: China National Academy of Fine Arts Press, 1997.

Wan, Qingli. Paintings and Writings by Wan Qingli. Hong Kong: University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, 1996.

Wan, Qingli. Li Keran pingzhuan 1907-1989 李可染評傳 1907-1989 (Review of Li Keran 1907-1989). Taibei: Xiong shi tu shu gu fen you xian gong si, 1995.

Wan Qingli @ HKU

Prof. Wan and guests at the Huang Po Chan/ Obaku Zen Calligraphy and Painting

Prof. Wan and students at the Main Building podium. 

Reaching beyond HKU
Professor as artist – a portfolio of Wan Qingli’s artworks