A Year Marked by the Passing Away of Artists Across the World


THE DEATH FROM coronavirus of China celebrity watercolourist Liu Shou Xiang on February 13, 2020, in Wuhan, marked the annus horribilis of a lethal disease that has killed 1.66 million people and infected 75.28 million (as of December 17). Wuhan was the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic. A professor of the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in China, Liu was a top bill in a host of international watercolour exhibitions and workshops. He was just two months shy of 62 when he succumbed to the disease that went on to bring the world to a virtual standstill.  China's renowned watercolourist Liu Shou ...

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