(1909 - 2003)
Pai-Sui Ma was active/lived in China, Taiwan, Province of China. Pai Sui Ma is known for painting.
Ma Pai-Sui was born in Liaoning, China, in 1909. He graduated from
Liaoning Normal College in 1929 and had taught in several colleges in
China and Taiwan for years. He used to be a member of Art Society of
China in Taiwan, and was frequently invited to be a judge of art
exhibitions. During 25 years of teaching at National Taiwan
Normal University, he explained his watercolor techniques in a
published book that is still widely used for art education nowadays.
The awards he had received are countless. Altogether, they
came from not only Taiwanese Government but also U.S.A. and European
institutes. Ma liked to paint while traveling; therefore, many of his
works are created during his trips. He intended to build a bridge
between the Eastern and Western cultures through mixing media and the
techniques of watercolor and traditional ink painting, which is also the
core concept of his art.
In order to honor Ma Pai Sui, the National Museum of History held a thematic exhibition - "A
Retrospective of Ma Pai sui at Ninety" in 1999. The exhibition rounded
out the artist's dream, and four years later (2003), Ma Pai Sui passed
away in the United States.