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Xi Zeng

 (1861 - 1930)
Xi Zeng was active/lived in China.  Xi Zeng is known for painting.

Xi Zeng

Biography from Bonhams New York

Zeng Xi attained a jinshi degree in the 1903 imperial examinations, in the waning years of the Qing imperial dynasty.  He would serve the Manchu court until the Xinhai Revolution in 1911; and after, Zeng Xi relocated to Shanghai, where he would establish himself as an important calligrapher and cultural presence in the thriving and dynamic art world.  Among his students was a young Zhang Daqian in 1919, and Zeng Xi's colophons on classical paintings endowed them with capital.  Late in his career--after the age of 60--Zeng Xi took up painting, applying his deft calligraphic skills to different subjects.

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About  Xi Zeng

Born:  1861
Died:   1930
Known for:  painting