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A Ge 阿鸽

Female,b.1948

A Ge, a member of the Yi ethnic minority in Yuexi County, Liangshan, Sichuan. As a child in1959 she joined the national minorities class at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts set up to nurture talent and publicise the progress made in minority areas through the young artists’ work. After graduation in 1964,she worked as a printmaker of Sichuan branch of the Artists’ Association. She is one of a group of Sichuan artists representing national minority subjects in black and white,water-soluble and oil-based inks.  ‘Stroll’ depicts a full-length portraits of two young girls in national minority dress, one of the girl with a basket carrying on her back, properly stroll along the market. Traditional Chinese brush works technique has been well used to portray the girls dress.