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 Ying Qiu  (c. 1494 - 1552)

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Lived/Active: China      Known for: painting

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c. 1494
 
Death
1552

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China

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Qiu Ying (pinyin: Qiú Ying; 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, and his pseudonym was Shizhou.  He was born to a peasant family in Taicang (now Jiangsu Province) and studied painting under Zhou Chen in Suzhou.  Though Suzhou's Wu School encouraged painting in ink washes, Qiu Ying also painted in the green-and-blue style.  He painted with the support of wealthy patrons, (showing 500 of 1273 characters).



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