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Qu Lei Lei

Artist and Calligrapher

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Artist and calligrapher Qu Lei Lei as born in Heilongjiang in 1951 and arrived in London at the age of thirty four to study painting and drawing at the Central School of Art and Design. In 1979 he was a founding member of the Stars Art Movement, the influential group of Chinese artists who fought for greater freedom of expression within the arts after the Cultural Revolution. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Qu Lei Lei worked for CCTV. He has become well-known as a tutor/lecturer in Chinese art, calligraphy and taiqi and is currently the Honorary President of the Chinese Brush Painters Society.

His exhibition Everyone’s Life is an Epic, at the Ashmolean Museum, is the first solo exhibition by any living Chinese artist there. In 2004 he published the following books: Chinese Calligraphy: Standard Script for Beginners, The Simple Art of Chinese Brush Painting and The Simple Art of Tai Chi: Step-by-step Fitness and Harmony for Body and Mind.

Qu Lei Lei was a Finalist for The Pearl Award for Creative Excellence in 2005.

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Updated on 14 October, 2007


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Met Qu Lei Lei and his family in New York early 2008(?)and admire his work very much. Hope to reach him to say Hi here from San Diego, California. Sincerely, Christina Show, or Ho Yuan Yuan .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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have been trying to obtain a copy of print of the seated girl collection but unable locate ,please could you advise were it might be possible to get it ,I have the other 3 prints in the group and are missing the seated girl I await your reply

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