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Book focuses on children in Chinese art

Ann Barrott Wicks (art) is an author and editor of Children in Chinese Art (University of Hawaii Press). Wicks co-wrote the introduction with Ellen B. Avril, curator of Asian art at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University.

Wicks also wrote essays including "The Art of Deliverance and Protection: Folk Deities in Paintings and Woodblock Prints" and "Family Portraits."

Depictions of children have had a prominent place in Chinese art since the Song period, 960-1279. In Children in Chinese Art, experts in Chinese art, religion, literature and history introduce and explain the use of pictures as reinforcement of social values and the use of art as a talisman to encourage the birth of sons.

Wicks has been a member of the Miami faculty since 1983. She received a doctorate in oriental art history from Cornell University in 1982 and a master’s degree in Asian studies in 1977 from Cornell. She has published in the areas of Qing and modern Chinese painting, including Painting Paradise: The Art of Ting Shao Kuang (China Books and Periodicals, 1998).

Date Published: 06/06/2002
Volume: 21   Number: 37

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