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Beihong Xu

 (1895 - 1953)
Beihong Xu was active/lived in China, Singapore.  Beihong Xu is known for oil and ink Chinese motif painting, teaching.

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Beihong Xu


Xu Beihong was born in Yixing, China.  He was primarily known for his shuimohua (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 new modern China at the beginning of the 20th century. He was also regarded as one of the first to create monumental oil paintings with epic Chinese themes - a show of his high proficiency in an essential Western art technique.

Xu began studying classic Chinese works and calligraphy* with his father Xu Dazhang when he was six, and Chinese painting when he was nine.  In 1915, he moved to Shanghai, where he made a living off commercial and private work.  He traveled to Tokyo in 1917 to study ar  ...  Displaying 750 of 6117 characters.



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About  Beihong Xu

Born:  1895 - Yixing, China
Died:   1953
Known for:  oil and ink Chinese motif painting, teaching