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Qi Baishi

Qi Baishi (1864 - 1957) - China (Xiangtan)

Qi Baishi (1 January 1864 – 16 September 1957) was a Chinese painter, noted for the whimsical, often playful style of his watercolor works. Born to a peasant family from Xiangtan, Hunan, Qi became a carpenter at 14, and learned to paint by himself. After he turned 40, he traveled, visiting various scenic spots in China. After 1917 he settled in Bei......

Zhang Daqian

Zhang Daqian (1899 - 1983) - China (Neijiang)

Zhang Daqian or Chang Dai-chien (Chinese: 張大千 pinyin: Zhāng Dàqiān 10 May 1899 – 2 April 1983) was one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century. Originally known as a guohua (traditionalist) painter, by the 1960s he was also renowned as a modern impressionist and expressionist painter. In addition, he is regard......

Peake Mervyn

Peake Mervyn (1911 - 1968) - China (Kuling)

Mervyn Laurence Peake (9 July 1911 – 17 November 1968) was an English writer, artist, poet, and illustrator. He is best known for what are usually referred to as the Gormenghast books. The three works were part of what Peake conceived as a lengthy cycle, the completion of which was prevented by his death. They are sometimes compared to the work of ......

Shen Zhou

Shen Zhou (1427 - 1509) - China (Xiangcheng)

Shen Zhou (Chinese: 沈周 pinyin: Shěn Zhōu, 1427–1509), courtesy name Qi'nan (启南) and Shitian (石田), was a Chinese painter in the Ming dynasty. Shen Zhou was born into a wealthy family in Xiangcheng, near the thriving city of Suzhou, in the Jiangsu province, China. His genealogy traces his family's wealth to the late Yuan period, but only as far as Sh......

Wang Guangyi

Wang Guangyi China (Harbin)

Wang Guangyi (in Chinese:王广义, born 1957) is a Chinese artist. He is known as a leader of the new art movement that started in China after 1989, and for his Great Criticism series of paintings which use images of propaganda from the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) and contemporary brand names from western advertising.[citation needed] Wang Guangyi w......

Li Keran

Li Keran (1907 - 1989) - China (Xuzhou)

Li Keran (Chinese: 李可染 Wade–Giles: Li K'o-jan 26 March 1907 – 5 December 1989), art name Sanqi, was a contemporary Chinese guohua painter and art educator. Considered one of the most important Chinese artists in the latter half of the 20th century, he was also an influential professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts where he taught a generation......

Xu Beihong

Xu Beihong (1895 - 1953) - China (Yixing)

Xu Beihong (Chinese: 徐悲鴻 pinyin: Xú Bēihóng 19 July 1895 – 26 September 1953) was a Chinese painter born in Yixing, Jiangsu province. He was primarily known for his Chinese ink paintings of horses and birds and was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a modern China at the beginning of the ......

Wang Hui

Wang Hui (1957 - 1717) - China (Changshu)

Wang Hui (simplified Chinese: 王翚 traditional Chinese: 王翬 pinyin: Wáng Huī 1632–1717) was a Chinese landscape painter, one of the Four Wangs. He, and the three other Wangs, dominated orthodox art in China throughout the late Ming and early Qing periods. Of the Four Wangs, Wang Hui is considered the best-known today. Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei muse......

Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang China (Quanzhou)

Cai Guo-Qiang (Chinese: 蔡国强 born 8 December 1957) is a Chinese artist who currently lives and works in New York City and New Jersey. Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China. His father, Cai Ruiqin, was a calligrapher and traditional painter who worked in a bookstore. As a result, Cai Guo-Qiang was exposed early on to West......

Lin Fengmian

Lin Fengmian (1900 - 1991) - China (Mei County)

Lin Fengmian (Chinese: 林風眠 November 22, 1900 – August 12, 1991), originally Lin Fengming (林凤鸣), was a Chinese painter and is considered a pioneer of modern Chinese painting for blending Chinese and Western styles. He was also an important innovator in the area of Chinese art education. He was one of the pioneers of Chinese modern art who earned the......

Wu Guanzhong

Wu Guanzhong (1919 - 2010) - China (Yixing)

Wu Guanzhong (simplified Chinese: 吴冠中 traditional Chinese: 吳冠中 pinyin: Wú Guànzhōng 29 August 1919 – 25 June 2010) was a contemporary Chinese painter widely recognized as a founder of modern Chinese painting. He is considered to be one of the greatest contemporary Chinese painters. Wu's artworks had both Western and Eastern influences, such as the ......

Walasse Ting

Walasse Ting (1929 - 2010) - China (Shanghai)

Walasse Ting (Chinese: 丁雄泉, October 13, 1929 – May 17, 2010) was a Chinese-American visual artist and poet. His colorful paintings have attracted critical admiration and a popular following. Common subjects include nude women and cats, birds and other animals. He was born in Shanghai in 1929. He left China in 1946 and lived for a while in Hong Kong......

Qiu Ying

Qiu Ying (1510 - 1552) - China (Taicang)

Qiu Ying (Chinese: 仇英 pinyin: Qiú Yīng Wade–Giles: Ch'iu Ying 1494? – 1552) was a Chinese painter who specialized in the gongbi brush technique. Qiu Ying's courtesy name was Shifu (实父), and his pseudonym was Shizhou (十洲). He was born to a peasant family in Taicang (太仓—now Jiangsu Province) and studied painting under Zhou Chen in Suzhou. Though Suzh......

Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun China ((Heilongjiang)

Yue Minjun (Chinese: 岳敏君 born 1962) is a contemporary Chinese artist based in Beijing, China. He is best known for oil paintings depicting himself in various settings, frozen in laughter. He has also reproduced this signature image in sculpture, watercolour and prints. While Yue is often classified as part of the Chinese "Cynical Realist" movement ......

Chu Teh Chun

Chu Teh Chun (1920 - 2014) - China (Xiao County)

Chu Teh-Chun or Zhu Dequn (24 October 1920 – 26 March 2014) was a Chinese-French abstract painter acclaimed for his pioneering style integrating traditional Chinese painting techniques with Western abstract art. Chu Teh-Chun enrolled in the National School of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art), where he studied under Fang Ganmin and Wu Dayu. He w......

Wang Yuanqi

Wang Yuanqi (1642 - 1715) - China (Taicang)

Wang Yuanqi (Chinese: 王原祁 pinyin: Wáng Yuánqí 1642-1715) was a Chinese painter of the Qing dynasty. Wang was born in Taicang in the Jiangsu province and tutored in painting by his grandfather Wang Shimin (1592–1680). His style name was 'Mao-ching ' and his sobriquet was ' Lu-t'ai'. Wang is a member of the Six Masters of the early Qing period, also ......

Feng Zikai

Feng Zikai (1898 - 1975) - China (Shimenwan)

Feng Zikai (simplified Chinese: 丰子恺 traditional Chinese: 豐子愷 pinyin: Fēng Zǐkǎi) (November 9, 1898 – September 15, 1975) was an influential Chinese painter, pioneering manhua (漫画) artist, essayist, and lay Buddhist of twentieth century China. Born just after the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) and passing away just before the end of the Cultura......

Zhang Huan

Zhang Huan China (Anyang)

Zhang Huan (Chinese: 張洹 born 1965) is a Chinese artist based in Shanghai and New York City. He began his career as a painter and then transitioned to performance art before making a comeback to painting. He is primarily a performance artist but also makes photographs and sculpture. He received his B.A. from Henan University in Kaifeng (1988) and hi......

James Howe

James Howe (1899 - 1976) - China (Taishan)

Wong Tung Jim, A.S.C. (Chinese: 黃宗霑 August 28, 1899 – July 12, 1976), known professionally as James Wong Howe (Houghto), was a Chinese American cinematographer who worked on over 130 films. During the 1930s and 1940s, he was one of the most sought after cinematographers in Hollywood due to his innovative filming techniques. Howe was known as a mast......

Liu Guosong

Liu Guosong China (Bangbu)

Liu Kuo-sung (Liu Guosong) (simplified Chinese: 刘国松 traditional Chinese: 劉國松 pinyin: Liu Guosong born 26 April 1932) is a Taiwanese artist based in Shanghai, China, and Taoyuan, Taiwan. Liu is widely regarded as one of the earliest and most important advocates and practitioners of modernist Chinese painting. He is also a writer on contemporary Chin......

Wang Jian

Wang Jian (1598 - 1677) - China (Taicang)

Wang Jian (simplified Chinese: 王鉴 traditional Chinese: 王鑒 pinyin: Wáng Jiàn Wade–Giles: Wang Jian) ca. 1598-1677 was a Chinese landscape painter during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and Qing dynasty (1644–1912). Wang was born in Taicang in the Jiangsu province. His style name was 'Xuanzhao' (玄照) and his pseudonyms were 'Xiangbi' (湘碧) and 'Ranxiang a......

Wu Zuoren

Wu Zuoren (1908 - 1997) - China (Suzhou)

Wu Zuoren (Chinese: 吴作人 pinyin: Wú Zuòrén Wade–Giles: Wu Tso-jen 3 November 1908 – 9 April 1997) was a Chinese painter. A native of Jing County, Anhui, he was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. He practiced both traditional Chinese ink painting and European oil painting. For the remainder of his life, Wu Zuoren remains a prominent member of the cent......

Xu Bing

Xu Bing China (Chongqing)

Xu Bing (Chinese: 徐冰 /ɕý pīŋ/, born 1955) is a Chinese artist who lived in the United States for eighteen years. Currently residing in Beijing, he used to serve as the vice-president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is most known for his printmaking skills and installations pieces, as well as his creative artistic use of language, words, and......

Xie Zhiliu

Xie Zhiliu (1910 - 1997) - China (Wujin)

Xie Zhiliu (Chinese: 谢稚柳 1910–1997) was a leading traditional painter, calligrapher, and art connoisseur of modern China. He was a noted member of the Shanghai School of art. Xie and his wife Chen Peiqiu are one of the most famous couples in Chinese art. The government of Shanghai has opened a museum in Nanhui New City dedicated to them. Born Xie Z......

Tristram Paul Hillier

Tristram Paul Hillier (1905 - 1983) - China (Peking)

Tristram Paul Hillier RA (11 April 1905 – 18 January 1983) was an English surrealist painter. He was a member of the Unit One group led by Paul Nash. Tristram Hillier was born on 11 April 1905 in Peking, China, the youngest of the four children of Edward Guy Hillier (1857–1924), a banker and diplomat, and Ada Everett. A Roman Catholic, he was educa......

Chen Peiqiu

Chen Peiqiu China (Nanyang)

Chen Peiqiu (born 1922) is a Chinese guohua painter, the most prominent Chinese woman painter in a field dominated by men. She and her husband Xie Zhiliu are one of the most famous couples in Chinese art. The government of Shanghai has opened a museum in Nanhui New City dedicated to them. Chen Peiqiu was born in 1922 in Nanyang, Henan Province. Dur......

Li Huasheng

Li Huasheng (1944 - 2018) - China (Yibin)

Li Huasheng (Simplified Chinese: 李华生 Hanyu Pinyin: Lǐ Huáshēng) (1944 - 2018) was a Chinese artist from Yibin in Sichuan province. He received his first art training in one of Chongqing's culture halls. He met Chen Zizhuang in 1972, and studied traditional Chinese painting under him, mastering his style in just four years. Li's fame was so great th......

Li Yanshan

Li Yanshan (1898 - 1961) - China (Xinhui)

Li Yanshan (Chinese: 李研山 pinyin: Lǐ Yánshān 20 November 1898 – 11 May 1961) (given name: Yaochen 耀辰 courtesy name: Juduan 居端 art name: Yanshan 研山) was a renowned Chinese guohua painter, calligraphist, poet, art educator and Chinese art connoisseur. He was also hailed as a master of guohua landscape painting. Born into a well-off family with generat......

PuRu ( Pu Xinyu)

PuRu ( Pu Xinyu) (1896 - 1963) - China (Beijing)

Guan Liang

Guan Liang (1900 - 1986) - China (Panyu)

Guan Liang (Chinese: 关良 1900–1986), courtesy name Lianggong (良公), was a Chinese painter. He was an important representative of the first generation of oil painters in China and was known for blending Western and Chinese art styles. Guan Liang was born in Panyu, Guangdong province in 1900. In 1917 he went to Tokyo, Japan, where he studied oil painti......

Shen Wei

Shen Wei China (Shanghai)

Shen Wei (simplified Chinese: 沈玮 traditional Chinese: 沈瑋 pinyin: Shěn Wěi) is a Chinese artist known for his intimate portraits of others and himself, as well as his photographic exploration of contemporary China. His artistic style has often been described as dream-like, elusive, and erotic. Born in Shanghai, China, Shen lives in New York City. Sh......

Shi Xinning

Shi Xinning China (Yingkou)

Shi Xinning (石心宁 born 1969, in Liaoning Province, China) is a painter based in Beijing. Influenced by both social realism and European styles, he specialises in historical paintings that insert Mao Zedong into iconic social and political photos of the 20th century - such as the Yalta Conference, the HUAC hearings, and a state procession of the Brit......

He Tianjian

He Tianjian (1891 - 1977) - China (Wuxi)

He Tianjian (Chinese: 贺天健 1891 – 2 April 1977), formerly romanized as Ho T'ien-chien, was a Chinese guohua painter and a leading member of the Shanghai School of art. He Tianjian was born He Jun (贺骏) in Wuxi, Jiangsu province in 1891. He was also known by the name He Bingnan (贺炳南). He began to paint at the age of eight. In 1911 he briefly studied a......

Zao Wou-Ki

Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013) - China (Beijing)

Yun Gee

Yun Gee (1991 - 1963) - China (Kaiping)

John Young

John Young (1950 - 2002) - China


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