邹佩珠老人现任李可染艺术基金会董事长、李可染画院院长 、李可染旧居管理处名誉主任、中国书画函授大学和中央美术学院教授。作为李可染的亲密助手，邹佩珠老人为李可染的艺术创作贡献力量，她积极协助支持李可染 改革，发展中国山水画，陪同李可染写生，拍摄李可染教学电影片等工作。在李可染逝世后，为了把先生的艺术发扬光大、为了弘扬民族文化，邹佩珠老人怀着特殊情感，不知疲倦地主持出版了几十种李可染画集和书刊。为多次举办大型国内外展览、开展国内外文化交流活动及筹建李可染艺术基金会尽心尽力，作出了应有贡献。她将全部精力都献给了艺术事业。
Zou Peizhu wrote numerous works, among which the most famous are the capital gymnasium lobby large relief athletes like, Beijing Workers Stadium, Anhui discus athletes like Suxian and Henan revolutionary martyrs cemetery Memorial Peng Xuefeng Martyrs Monument statue. Zou Peizhu is a versatile man of the century female artist, has the very high achievement not only in art, in terms of ink painting is a very deep attainments. She gave the inscription "the celebration of the 90 anniversary of Tsinghua pen ink", with the human nature. Especially in the inscription to general Sun Yi in his calligraphy reflects the unique aesthetic feelings and academic scale. Appreciating calligraphy works of Zou Lao all doesn't feel this is a 85 year old man made the works of ancient and modern flavor. Painting Zou Peizhu old man also has a unique creative, in 1983 she created the shrimp was praised by Li Keran than he himself painted well. The old man made the "1975 rain Suzhou Dongting Dongshan cottage" has also been the art scene, figuresat.
The old man Zou Peizhu Li Keran Art Foundation Chairman, Li Keran painting academy, Li Keran's former residence management office director emeritus, China University and China Central Academy of Fine Arts professor of painting and calligraphy correspondence. As a close aide to Li Keran, Zou Peizhu elderly Li Keran's artistic creation contribution, she actively support Li Keran's reform, development Chinese landscape painting, accompanied by the Li Keran painting, shooting film Li Keran teaching work. After Li Keran's death, in order to put Mr. art carry forward, in order to promote national culture, Zou Peizhu old man with special feelings, tirelessly published dozens of books and paintings of Li Keran. For many large-scale exhibitions at home and abroad, at home and abroad to carry out cultural exchanges and build his art foundation dedicated, has made its due contribution. She devoted all her energies to the cause of art.
May 4, 2015 evening, the famous sculptor, the late painter Li Keran's wife, Mr. Zou Peizhu died at the age of 95. She and Li Keran's son, artist Li Xiaoke in the circle of friends sent grief, confirmed the news of his mother died.
Donation is Li Keran's will
In June 1, 2009, Beijing Art Museum held a "real person -- Zou Peizhu, Li Xiaoke, Li Zhu Hui, Li Geng Li Keran donated Works Exhibition", exhibition donated by the famous painter, fifth, six or seven CPPCC National Committee members of Mr. Li Keran's works Chinese painting 108 painting and calligraphy works, 122 works, 9 volumes of 13 watercolor sketches 45, a collection of works.
CPPCC Standing Committee, President of Beijing Painting Academy Wang Mingming in the works of the "lingrenganpei act" in the works of Li Keran said: this group of Mr. Zou donated can fully reflect the art of Li Keran glorious history and achieved outstanding artistic achievement. You can imagine, the posterity through these works will be valuable opportunity to study, and then search for Mr. Li Keran, the art world without end and simplicity sincere creative spirit and noble sentiments.
Prior to May 14, 2009, the Beijing Municipal Higher People's Court of the media pay more attention to the legacy of Li Keran case made a final decision, the court finds that the donation is belongs to the works of Zou Peizhu.
Mr. Li Keran legacy finally settled.
The day before, the old man Zou Peizhu accepted the exclusive interview with this reporter, the first open to talk about some "family before the stage of media attention".
About this donation, Zou Peizhu said, donated the work to the country is the will of Li Keran, but also the results of the joint efforts of the two of us struggle for life.
Zou Peizhu said, in early 40s, Li Keran was determined to reform Chinese painting, let the Chinese excellent culture to carry forward, and to the disaster-ridden people to do something. This is Li Keran and I two witnessed, experienced all the suffering of the cultural people in twentieth Century jointly set up a volunteer. For this we strive for life, never change. In 40s, Li Keran proposed that "the largest power play in, playing out the courage." Since then Li Keran desperate to target. I bear all the burden of the family, for family life part-time, a person to do more jobs, and later give up their own achievements of the sculpture career.
The donated works are representative works of Mr. Li Keran in various periods, can represent the overall artistic achievements of Mr. Li Keran. This is how to do it? Zou Peizhu said, Li Keran carefully will retain the period in the life of the works, old age with high price in exchange for the later works of his early works, he is to retain the integrity of the series, the purpose is to research the life to the country, for posterity. He repeatedly said to his art is like a table tennis for. At that time the price is not high, he did not dare to want to build art museum, plus 1989 he was sudden death, so did not arrange this thing.
Unite the children to donate together
Li Keran had two marriages of the 7 children, said Zou Peizhu, after dyeing death, my biggest wish is to unite the family to do a good donation this thing, through the difficult days. May be busy when working in the world, afraid to disturb, ex-wife few children come back very little. But after his death, I in the festive season, can come to call them back, no matter where the activities are the whole family go together, can not go to also send representatives. After the funeral, I give every child (seven) each to pull out a pile of deposit, because can be dyed just another bit of money I will share to save, each 50 yuan, 100 yuan. The amount is different according to the living conditions of each person. For example, the boss Li Yushuang difficult, difficult for Li Zhu, give them each save 15000 yuan. Li Geng and Li Xiaoke are painters, life is better, to each of them only save 5000 yuan. Other children about 10 thousand yuan. At that time the big children were moved. At that time the price can be dyed works and not much money, landscape prices a little more, which now they give me count on the hundreds of millions of accounts.
Zou Peizhu said, because we all know the meaning of his father left home works, they did not say at the beginning of the sub painting, but said: "mom gave us some works to commemorate." So I took some representative from their father's various paintings, including our collections and calligraphy. After several times they raised, I also understand their life needs, then can not sell too much money. Some children go to school need; some want to buy a house, so I agreed. Has been divided four times, each took a total of 16 works and some calligraphy works and a small collection. Later in the lawsuit they only one person admitted 16, others did not admit so many zhang. Although I have taken away most of the works that belong to them, I still hope to unite them to donate together, because I want to make sure I am happy and happy. To make the community feel that the children can be dyed different, in the sixteen years after the death of the dye, the family feelings I think has been very good.
Changes in price spikes
The second half of 2005, the country's economy is good, Chinese painting prices soared, Zou Peizhu said, can be dyed works is turned over ten times, the idea is different, the previous agreement changes. As Lao Tzu said "blessing hill, Fu Xi disaster of".
Zou Peizhu originally planned to be in 2007 when he was able to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his work donated to give a gift to the centenary of Li Keran. But in the 100 anniversary of Li Keran before 2007 four, in May she received the children's indictment of Li Keran's ex-wife. In two years of litigation, media reports focused on two sensitive issues: Li Keran's death after the work flow and selling revenueZou Peizhu said, Li Keran is a painter, painting for a living. Life for life, for friendship, for the country or for various reasons, he sold, and sent special creation or other reasons out of the painting, is not our home, but does not belong to his heritage. How many works take wings to itself is not true. Besides in accordance with the law, all the works can be dyed, I have 9/16, the remaining seven children each only 1/16. In other words, if I keep the custodian is also my own, get "fly" is my own work. These works and I can with a lifetime of effort, is preserved in how many times I Yongming in the disaster. How do I make them fly?
In addition, they said dozens of works I sold one hundred million, a few hundred million, the media kept coming out speculation, so I simply say. At the end of 80s and early 90s, painting can be worth some money then? At that time can be dyed after the death, I led the family to dye Xuzhou home he built the house of Li Keran donated ten paintings and 10 pieces of calligraphy, all went to; they want to do family foundation, took the 11 piece of landscape painting, after various reasons fail, each of the tens of thousands of dollars; to Zhongnanhai, the Imperial Palace, the United Front Work Department, Jiangsu Provincial Museum and national institutions part of paintings, they all know and participate in most activities; some can be dyed before the promised paintings, such as Chen Xiangmei originally dyeable about her December 5th afternoon, with morning death; like Jingfengbinguan they sent the driver to open the car for two years can be dyed, dyeing promised two pictures and so on. And so, then, I gave the painting to the will of the. There is a funeral, purchase, construction of the cemetery, the establishment of the foundation, exhibitions, in order to sell some books with pictures. Can be dyed after the death of office nearly 20 exhibitions and published dozens of books, it is through these exhibitions and published pictures, society is more and more people know and understand, certainly can dye, dye works is worth today. My principle is that the use of the wealth created for the development of his cause, to achieve his goal, as his loved ones, should not have any objection. 17 years, we really do not have any one raised objections, but also know and participate in most activities.
I have an account of Li Keran.
Zou Peizhu said that this donation is the court awarded my work the most. I am also with the China Gallery, established in his museum, I will from the remaining part, giving some works. Their fundamental disagreement with me is that they want to sell the work to the so-called "double"
Win". I do not agree, I do not win, my thing is to donate to the country, leaving history and future generations.
Zou Peizhu said that the original chores do not want to talk, want to be able to reduce the impact of bad dyeing. My dyed ex wife died in 1938, and in 1943 I met him, who was a poor schoolteacher who had nothing to do, only four children. Today everything is what we two co create. The two of us set a goal together, I worked together with him for nearly half a century of hard life, bear all the hardships. We've experienced the pain of war, natural disasters, many political movements, disease, this life I can only use "always on tenterhooks" to describe. In the 20 years since his death, I have presided over his career and put all his financial resources, energy and various social resources into publicity and Research on the art of dyeing. It's a big expense, but I never feel bad about it. And my personal life has not changed in the 20 years since his death. As before, no rest, no enjoyment. Not for Li Keran's sake, I never want to sell a picture. People who know me know that my life is no better than average.
In fact the housework do not want to talk, after all is said and done nothing, only more hurt Li Keran heart. Today I have to say, is the first time, but also the last time, because I have been married to Lee has been sixty-five years, never had a quiet day, think of these, I am very painful. In more than a month I will be 90 years old, today I have basically completed the Li Keran and I wish, I can have a confession to Li Keran. The other got for me the oldest old is not important, just hope that they can take their own road.