|Material||Ink on paper|
|Size||135.9 x 33.8 cm|
|Year of Archive||1985|
Chi Bai-shi (1864-1957)
Born in 1864 and dying in 1957, Chi’s first name was Huang, and he was also known as Chun-sheng, or Chun-zhi; he was nicknamed Wei-qing or Bin-sheng, and commonly called Bai-shi the Old Man in the Mountain or Bai-shi the Elder. He was born in Xiangtan, Hunan, China. He leaned to study Poems of 1000 Masters under the instruction of his grandfather Zhou Yu-ruo. He learned woodcraft when he was young. When he was 20, he learned about painting from The Mustard Seed Garden. He started to learn seal characters and standard characters engraved in bells and vessels when he was 23. At the age of 27, he became the disciple of Hu Dao for painting and of Chen-fan for poetry; at the age of 37, he became the disciple of Wang Xiang-qi for literature. When he was 43, he obtained the book Jinjie Hall Collection and started to practice the paintings and skills. He was a master of painting flowers, birds, insects and fish. His strokes are powerful and vigorous; he presented objects with simple lines but vivid spirit. His idea of painting is “the subtlety lies in the fine line between similar and not similar; too similar makes the work a kitsch while not similar at all may be seen as a work that fools the world.” As for his seal technique, he was the follower of the Zhe School in the initial days, but turned to the technique of Han seal carving later. His arrangement is surprising but moderate, straight forward and powerful; he created a very unique style of his own. He was a professor at Peking Arts College. He published books including Diary of 300 Stone Seal Houses, Poem Drafts at Jieshanyin Hall, and Chronicle of Chi Bai-shi. He was a member of the presidium of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circle and the chair of the Chinese Artists Association.
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