How did the Chinese painter Zao Wou-Ki die?

The artist Zao Wou-Ki died in 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland, at the age of 93.

Zao Wou-Ki was elected as a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2002 and the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris organised a retrospective of his work in the following year. The exhibition brought together a large number of works by the Chinese painter donated by collectors and institutions all over the world. Zao Wou-Ki’s work evolved from 2008 onwards as the artist abandoned the use of oils in his paintings. The artist’s last watercolour paintings were produced in the spring of 2010. In the same year, Zao Wou-Ki’s monumental triptych entitled Hommage à Claude Monet (painted in 1991) was shown alongside a selection of masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay’s collections at the Shanghai World Expo as part of the French pavilion.

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