Qi Baishi

A Chinese ink and watercolor scroll painting by Qi Baishi

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An ink and color on paper scroll painting by Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864 to 1927), WISTERIA

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Painting of a Peach Tree, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, in the manner of Qi Baishi

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Ink and light color on paper hanging scroll painting attributed to Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864 to 1957), depicting grapes on leafy vine

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Qi Baishi

Qi Baishi is possibly the greatest of modern Chinese painters and his works are collected worldwide by museums and private collectors. His very personal style developed over the years after beginning studies with master Wang Xiangyi in the late 19th century and continuing with his integration into the artistic circles of Beijing. He began teaching traditional Chinese painting at the Beijing Art Academy in 1927, while expanding his personal style into contemporary areas. His career continued throughout the turmoil of early 20th century China. In 1953 he was named “People’s Artist” by the Central Cultural Ministry and in 1954 he was elected the Hunan province representative of the National People’s Congress. Qi Baishi died on September 16, 1957.

Reference note courtesy of New Orleans Auction Gallery. December 2011.

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