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About the Collection

In 1927, Huang Bore (1901-1968) took up the role of active defender of traditional Chinese painting and aroused a heated debate between traditionalists and the followers of the Lingnan master Gao Jianfu in Guangzhou. Much later, in the 1960s, he executed drastic changes in his painting style that proclaimed him as a forerunner in the renewal of the traditions of landscape painting. Extensive trips and sketching sojourns around Hong Kong inspired his work: capturing and transforming the special qualities of the local scenery through a modern interpretation of the heritage of expressive landscapes of the literati painters, he ultimately developed a unique style.

Huang Bore’s choice of local scenery as his subject matter revealed his strong attachment to Hong Kong.

As a tribute to the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Huang Bore in 2018, the collection showcases the contents and materials of the exhibition on “A Eulogy of Hong Kong Landscape in Painting: The Art of Huang Bore” held by the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2008, with the assistance of the descendants of Huang Bore, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Radio Television Hong Kong, Sing Tao Daily News and Yung Sheh Hiking Club. Through the artwork, life story, footprint of Huang Bore, etc available at this collection, readers can recall the charm of the artist Huang Bore, rediscover the artist’s wonderfully varied views of Hong Kong’s beautiful natural landscape from the 1950s to 1960s and understand the integration of the artist’s expression into the painting of local sceneries.


  • Victoria Peak

  • Drawing (Junks) (1)

  • Below Victoria Peak (Hanging scroll)

  • Drawing (Junks) (2)