Animal Paintings

Chen Hai-shao (contemporary)
Tiger in the Wind

Hanging Scroll, Chinese Ink and Color on Rice Paper, 49.5 x 25.5 in., ( 126 x 65 cm.)

Chu Griffis Collection #73Chen Haishao, lives and works in Chicago. He has generously painted this painting for the Chu-Griffis Collection at the suggestion of our friend Professor Fangyu Wang of New York. Viewers admire the tiger for its vigorous brush work and the natural movement of the "king of beasts." Unfortunately, I have not had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Chen.

Whenever I receive a piece of art without personal solicitation, my heart beats fast. It is so gratifying to have friends share our simple purpose of gathering Asian art as a teaching collection for the college and our community to enjoy. Mr. Chen understands the importance of interpreting art and his support is heartily appreciated. This painting was done in the summer of 1993.

Donated by the artist, 1993.