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Qi Baishi portrait on a USSR stamp
Qi Baishi portrait on a USSR stamp

Qí Báishí (齊白石, also Ch'i Pai-shih) (January 1, 1864 - September 16, 1957) was a Chinese painter. from zh wiki This image of a postage stamp has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... from zh wiki This image of a postage stamp has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Born to a peasant from Xiangtan, Hunan, Qi became a carpenter at 14, and learned to paint by himself. After he turned 40, he travelled, visiting famous scenic spots in China. After 1917 he settled in Beijing. In his later years, he continued to make "later-year innovations." Xiāngtán City (湘潭市) is a city located in Xiangtan County in the center of Hunan province, China. ... Hunan (Chinese: 湖南; pinyin: ) is a province of China, located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting (hence the name Hunan, meaning south of the lake). Hunan is sometimes called 湘 (pinyin: Xiāng) for short, after the Xiang River which runs through the province. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Beijing [â–¶](audio help) (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Pei-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Peking) is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


He is perhaps the most noted contemporary Chinese painter for the whimsical, often playful style of his watercolor works. A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ... Watercolor is a painting technique making use of water-soluble pigments that are either transparent or opaque and are formulated with gum to bond the pigment to the paper. ...


His pseudonyms include Qí Huáng (齊璜) and Qí Wèiqīng (齐渭清). 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, shrimp, or birds.


He was also good at seal carving and called himself "the fortune of three hundred stone seals".


In 1953 he was elected to the president of the Association of Chinese Artists. He died in Beijing in 1957.


See also: Chinese painting Chinese painting is a form of Chinese art. ...


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Artists (306 words)
Qi Bai-shi, also known as Qi Huang or Qi Weiqing, was born in 1863 in Xiangtan County, Hunan Province.
Qi Bai-shi died in Beijing on September 16, 1957 at the venerable age of ninety-six.
Qi Bai-shi is also known as Ch'i Pai-shih in the western literature.
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