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QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957), Painter, calligrapher, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957), Painter, calligrapher, engraver

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Chinese, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1864, in Xiangtan (Hunan); died 17 September 1957, in Beijing.

Painter, calligrapher, engraver. Scenes with figures, figures, flowers, insects, animals. Seals.

The life of Qi Baishi, a young village carpenter, is almost legendary. Qi was the son of a poor family of Hunan farmers from the village of Baishi, from which he later took his name.

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