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LI FANGYING (1695 - 1754), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LI FANGYING (1695 - 1754), Painter

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Chinese, 18th century, male.

Active in Tongzhou (Jiangsu Province).

Born 1695; died 1754.


Li Fangying was a literati painter and one of the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou (Yangzhou Baguai). Together with Wang Shishen, he specialised in pictures of plum blossom, pine trees, bamboo, epidendrums and chrysanthemums, which he painted in a deliberately awkward manner, with clumsy brushstrokes and frequently lopsided compositions. Towards the end of his

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