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Antique Chinese Painting-Baishi Qi

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17''x19''. Qi Baishi . Qi Baishi (1 January 1864 – 16 September 1957) was an influential Chinese painter, noted for the whimsical, often playful style of his watercolor works.
Born to a peasant family from Xiangtan, Hunan, Qi became a carpenter at 14, and learned to paint by himself. After he turned 40, he traveled, visiting various scenic spots in China. After 1917 he settled in Beijing.
Some of Qi's major influences include the early Qing dynasty painter Bada Shanren (Zhu Da) and the Ming dynasty artist Xu Wei.
His pseudonyms include Qí Huáng (齊璜) and Qí WèiqÄ«ng (é½æ¸­æ¸…). The subjects of his paintings include almost everything, commonly animals, scenery, figures, toys, vegetables, and so on. He theorized that "paintings must be something between likeness and unlikeness, much like today's vulgarians, but not like to cheat popular people". In his later years, many of his works depict mice,
Condition
No chips,no cracks and no repairs.In excellent condition. Age wear
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Antique Chinese Painting-Baishi Qi

Estimate $200 - $1,000Nov 11, 2017
Starting Price $50
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