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Daqian Zhang

 (1899 - 1983)
Daqian Zhang was active/lived in China, United States.  Daqian Zhang is known for landscape painting.

Daqian Zhang

"Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) casts a long shadow over the modern history of Chinese painting. As a painter, he was known for his singular ability to mix traditional techniques and styles with contemporary ideas and currents.  As a collector, he accumulated important examples from all genres of Chinese painting and left behind copious seals and inscriptions.  As a forger, Zhang so mastered the art of deception that his fakes were purchased unwittingly by nearly every major art museum in the United States—the MFA included.  Indeed, the first question asked by experts when a work is considered suspect is: "Could this be by Zhang Daqian?"

Quoted from: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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About  Daqian Zhang

Born:  1899 - Nei-Chiang, Sichuan, China
Died:   1983
Known for:  landscape painting