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REN YI (1840 - 1896), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
REN YI (1840 - 1896), Painter

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Chinese, 19th century, male.

Born 1840, in Shanxi (Zhejiang); died 1896.

Painter. Figures, animals, birds, landscapes, flowers.

Ren Yi, better known as Ren Bonian, was one of the ‘Four Rens’ along with Ren Xiong and Ren Xun. He robustly maintained the scholarly tradition until the end of the 19th century. He is known for his paintings of flowers and birds in the style of the Song masters and

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