The Other Half of the Sky: Twentieth-Century Chinese Women Painters

This installation of complements Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism: From the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Zhou Lianxia (1909 – 2000), Lu Xiaoman (1903 – 1965) and Wu Qingxia (1910 – 2008) are known as the three greatest women painters of the Republican Period (1912 – 1949) in China. The featured work in this installation is Butterflies and Corn Poppies by Zhou Lianxia, who was born just two years after Kahlo.

Chen Peiqiu (陳佩秋) (Chinese, 1922-2020), Bird on a Crabapple Tree, 1978