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Wu Changshuo Memorial Hall

Add:15 Lujiazui Rd E., Pudong

Tel:021-5878 7252

Time:Wed-Sun: 10am-4pm


In the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Wu Changshuo (1844-1927) was a prominent painter, calligrapher and seal carver. He incorporated various artistic elements of the period into his work and pioneered a painting genre known as the Shanghai School (hai pai) that inspired many contemporary artists.

He was largely responsible for rejuvenating bird-and-flower painting, but introducing an expressive, individualistic style.

Wu headed the Xiling Society of Seal Art in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. The memorial hall in Pudong contains a range of his paintings and seals, as well as photographs and other items.

The 1,600-square-meter building used to be the residence of Chen Guichen, a wealthy merchant. Completed in 1922, it was known as Yinchuan Villa.

Wu stayed there frequently, meeting with other artists.

Admission: 10 yuan

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