Art Brokerage: The easiest way to buy and sell art online safely! - FREE listings. No buyer or seller fees - Just post your best net price - 4300+ Artists - We want to sell your art - We are the first online Art Brokerage - Founded in Las Vegas, NV. 1983 - Our 35th Anniversary - Online 24 yrs since 1994 - Register for our daily emailer and watch features, new listings and new reduced prices. Join our 143,000 family members - 5 Billion dollars listed! Watch for bargains: See Steal This. 
  • Art Brokerage logo mobile
  • 0
  • You have no unread messages
Facebook Twitter Google+
  • You have no unread messages
"Butterfly Umbrella 2001 40x30" by Cao Yong - New Listing
"

Butterfly Umbrella 2001 40x30

"

2001

Cao Yong

Original Painting
Oil on Canvas

Size: 40 x 30 in  |  102 x 76 cm

 
MUST SELL
   
FAVORITE
 
LISTING INFO
|
ARTIST BIO
Hand Signed : Hand Signed Lower Left Corner
Condition: Excellent
Not Framed
Purchased from : Artist 2006
Certificate of Authenticity : Art Brokerage
Cao Yong

Art Brokerage: Cao Young Chinese Artist: In 1962, at the height of the great famine in China, an extraordinarily gifted child was born into hardship in Xinxian, a small town in Henan Province. Cao Yong's family, already struggling to find enough to eat, was suspected of disloyalty to the new government simply because a great-grandparent had once owned land, real estate, and banks, and because a grandparent had been a warlord. During the Cultural Revolution, this background singled the family out for harsh treatment by the Chinese authorities. Cao Yong's family was ostracized, refused residency permits, and even denied food. While other young children of his age started kindergarten, little Cao Yong began working. At age five, Cao Yong found himself ferrying heavy baskets of gravel at a construction site. One day a rock pit caved in, nearly crushing the tiny boy to death under the rubble. Luckily, Cao Yong survived. It was through drawing that Cao Yong found peace and consolation in those difficult years, and at age eleven his talent was recognized. He began studying with the noted artist Yu Ren from Beijing, who worked briefly in Xinxian. The shadow of ostracism followed him even to art classes, but Cao Yong's remarkable persistence challenged him to paint, and to paint better, each day. In order to buy art supplies, he pawned his winter clothes in summer, his summer clothes in winter, and often skipped meals. He painted on any material he could find: scraps of used wrapping paper, newspaper, discarded wooden boards. When his mother brought him a bundle of dirty cloth which she had begged a shop clerk to give to her, Cao Yong burst into tears of joy: at last he had canvas!

  • Original Painting
    Oil on Canvas

    Just Reduced
  • Original Painting
    Oil on Canvas

    $1,700 Verry Well Priced!
  • Original Painting
    Oil on Canvas

    Well Priced
  • Original Painting
    Oil on Canvas

    New Listing
  • Limited Edition Print
    Hand Embellished Giclee

    Just Reduced

LISTINGS YOU MAY LIKE