lotus gallery

Happy International Women’s Day! 

To celebrate we’ll be sharing, throughout the day, a number of artworks by women in the Ashmolean’s collections. 

Lotus, 1980
By Fang Zhaoling (1914–2006)

Fang Zhaoling was a leading figure among women artists in 20th-century China. Born in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, she travelled and lived in many different places, including Oxford, and exhibited her paintings widely in the United States, Europe and East Asia. She continued to work as a well-established artist into her eighties.