Traditional Chinese painting traces a centuries long tradition of style known as guóhuà (國畫). Guohua means “national” or “native” painting as opposed to the Western styles of art that became popular in China in the 20th century.

As one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world, Chinese painters and calligraphers distinguish themselves from other cultures’ arts through emphasis on motion and change with dynamic life.

Painters learned their craft by copying earlier masters and they did so in many styles, some literal, some expressionistic or some laden with explicit details to make the work more decorative. Whatever style appeals most to you, we’ll guide you safely towards a satisfying purchase. Just follow your instincts.