Chinese Woodblock – Suzhou

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Suzhou - China is famous for its charming woodblock prints.

Since the end of Ming dynasty and in the Qing dynasty, Suzhou Tao-hua-wu wood-cut was recoqnized as one of China’s excellent works of art. It later had a great influence upon the Japanese engravings that it was named "the Suzhou Engraving" by the Japanese engraving historians and has won international recognition.

After the Culture Revolution in China, Suzhou engraving maintained the excellent work of traditional woodblock prints and introducing the contemporary style of depicting the landscapes of South of the Yangtze River to the world. This style of prints has gained high reputation both at home and abroad and were exhibited extensively in England, Canada, Japan, U.S. and other countries.

The founding of the Suzhou Engraving Institute in Suzhou has helped train new artists for the Chinese art of engraving.

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