Chinese painter Xu Beihong (right) with Jiang Biwei, who had a huge influence on his work. Photo: Alamy

Xu Beihong exhibition marks centennial of China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts

  • Hong Kong exhibition focuses on artists who transformed modern Chinese art – Xu Beihong and his followers, Qi Baishi and Zhang Daqian
  • Xu is hailed by some for shaping Chinese art’s development but criticised by others for holding it back
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Chinese painter Xu Beihong (right) with Jiang Biwei, who had a huge influence on his work. Photo: Alamy
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