I am now reading his book, Soul Mountain. He is an amazing writer and of course, as I have just discovered, a great painter. I fully recommend reading it, its full of beauty and poetry . Its also a visit to history, as he witnessed the Cultural Revolution in China. He was forced to move to France where he received the Nobel Prize in 2000 for this novel. He was the first Chinese writer to receive it.
Chinese ink on canvas, 2010