(1907 - 1989)
Keran Li was active/lived in China. Keran Li is known for modernist and traditional painting-figures in landscape.
From Jiangsu Province, China, Keran Li was an artist who combined an
avant-garde thematic approach with traditional mediums and
methods. Using ink and watercolor and familiar scroll-like motifs
with calligraphy, he markedly departed from the familiar academic
treatment of humans awed and dwarfed in size by dramatic landscape
vistas. Instead Keran Li injected humor and interaction by
placing awkward, clumsy-looking animal companions, such as water
buffalo, and distracted, day-dreaming young cowboys in landscape
vistas. Often these subjects seemed only mildly impresssed with
their natural surroundings because they were distracted by their own
activities such as playing tug of war or looking at each other for
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