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Qingping Li

 (1911 - 2004)
Qingping Li was active/lived in China.  Qingping Li is known for abstract oil and splash ink painting.

Qingping Li

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Li Qingping
Chinese 1911 - 2004

Born in Jingzhou, Hubei, Li's name used to be called Zhao Yuzhen. She was interested in music, chess, literature, and especially art since she was young. After she got her bachelor degree in Xinhua Art School, she decided to acquire advanced studies in the graduate school. Li learned to paint splash ink paintings with India master Shadola na, her paintings didn't stop exhibiting, and gained international fame for her.

She later met Hsu Peihung; it was Hsu who recommended her to change her name to Li Qingping. Li published The Art of Qingping in 1941; it was Xu Beihong who named her book and wrote the foreword for it.

She held her solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka later in 1943, and was invited to exhibit in Taipei, Taichung and Tainan in 1948. During the Cultural Revolution she was persecuted and her works were almost destroyed. Her miscarriage of justice finally redressed in 1982, and she started to create again, and was reported all over the world.

Her paintings we see nowadays are mostly created after she's 70. Her paintings are mostly abstract oil and splash ink paintings, posses both solid western abstract painting skills and the spirits of Chinese splash ink paintings, forms a lively and unrestrained picture.

"Li Qingping," Ravenel International Art Group, Web, April 2016

Biography from Kingsley Art Auction
Born in Jiangling, Hubei Province, Li Qingping graduated from Shanghai Xinhua Art School in 1935. And in 1936, she began her further study at postgraduate class in Xinhua Art School.

Li Qingping has held many exhibitions throughout Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuxi and Japan. Her Publications: Li Qingping Painting, Li Qingping Travel Diary, Art Career of Li Qingping, etc.

Li Qing-Ping graduated from the Xinhua Art College; and in 1936, she studied in the postgraduate class.  She had taught in Kuncheng Girls' School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was an officer in People's Art Press, Hubei Jiangling County Cultural House, and honorary director of Hubei Jiangling County Welfare Center.

Li Qing-Ping's painting style was closely related to her life experience.  Viewers could appreciate the pioneer gesture of Chinese modern painting from her collection.  All of her artworks consistently represent the kinship of the Oriental poetic and the Western painting style.  She opened a special page for Chinese art history.

She added feminine sensitivity into her artworks, and her mature, dignified, and romanticism touched the viewer profoundly.

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About  Qingping Li

Born:  1911 - Jiangling, Hubei Province
Died:   2004
Known for:  abstract oil and splash ink painting