(1899 - 1983)
Kuchan Li was active/lived in China. Kuchan Li is known for painting.
Biography Kuchan Li
Li Kuchan (???, 1899-1983), courtesy name Ligong (??), was a Chinese painter, calligrapher and art educator.
Li was born in Gaotang County (???), Shandong Province (???). Coming from a poor peasant family, Li took up hard labour to earn his way through art school in Beijing. He also studied with Xu Beihong (???) and Qi Baishi (???); the latter considered Li his best student. Li was active as an art teacher in Beijing from 1926, notably at the Central Academy of Fine Arts from 1950 until his death in 1983.
He specialized in bird-and-flower painting in the free and spontaneous xieyi (“sketching the idea”) style that captures the spirit of the subjects through expressive calligraphic brushwork and simplified f
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