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Baishi Qi

 (1864 - 1957)
Baishi Qi was active/lived in China.  Baishi Qi is known for floral, animal, sea creatures, and landscape motif painting.

Baishi Qi

Qi Baishi (1864 - 1957) was one of the most well-known contemporary Chinese painters.  His pseudonyms include Qí Huáng and Qí Wèiqing.  Some of Qi's major influences include the early Qing Dynasty painter Zhu Da and the Ming Dynasty artist Xu Wei.

The subjects of his paintings include almost everything such as animals, scenery, figures, toys, vegetables, and so on.  He theorized that "paintings must be something between likeness and unlikeness."  In his later years, many of his works depict mice, shrimp, or birds.  Qi Baishi is particularly known for painting shrimp.

Born to a peasant from Xiangtan, Hunan, Qi became a carpenter at fourteen, and learned to paint by himself.  Althoug  ...  Displaying 750 of 1518 characters.

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About  Baishi Qi

Born:  1864 - Xiangtan, Hunan, China
Died:   1957 - Beijing, China
Known for:  floral, animal, sea creatures, and landscape motif painting