Qiu Deshu

1948 · China

Artist biography

Qiu Deshu is an established contemporary visual artist. Qiu Deshu was born in 1948. Artists like Carolyn Anderson, Véronica Von Mutzenbecher, Sjoerd Buisman, Jay David Mccafferty, and Eunice Yunurupa Porter were also born in 1948.

Further Biographical Context for Qiu Deshu

Qiu Deshu received an early education in traditional Chinese painting, seal carving, and scroll mounting. His engagement with experimental ink painting began in the late 1970s. In 1979, Qiu co-founded the Grass Painting Society (Cao Cao Hua She), one of China’s first experimental art societies in the post-Mao era. The society was a group of twelve artists who advocated independence of spirit, technique, and style in painting. In his works of this period, the influence of concepts drawn from Western modern art is evident, but Qiu’s choice of materials remained rooted in traditional Chinese art. He was one of China’s earliest professional artists in the 1980s. The artist currently lives and works in Shanghai, China.

Qiu Deshu

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