Qi Baishi  (Chinese, 1864-1957) 

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Qi Baishi Biography
1864   Born: in Xiangtan, Hunan Province, China
1878   Became a carpenter and learned to paint by himself
1899   Became a student of Wang Xiangyi, one of the most influential scholars of the time
1917   Settled in Beijing, China and llived by his painting and calligraphy
1927   Started to teach traditional painting at the Beijing Art Academy, Beijing, China
1952   Appointed Honorary Professor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Was conferred the title "People's Artist" by the Central Cultural Ministry
1953   Became Chairman of both the Chinese Panting Research Society of Beijing and the Chinese Artists' Association
1955   Honorary fellow of thr East Germany's Academy of Art
1956   Awarded the World Peace Prize by the World Peace Council
1957   Named Honorary President of the Beijing Studio of Traditional Chinese Painting, Beijing, China
Died: in Beijing, China
Selected Exhibitions
2009   Taichung County Seaport Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan (solo)
"Fine chinese paintings", Sotheby's, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
"Qi Baishi’s selected works", Shenzhen Museum, Shenzhen, China
2008   "Qi Baishi Chinese Painting", Beijing Art Academy, Beijing, China (solo)
"Masters of 20th Century Traditional Chinese Painting from the Collections of the National Gallery in Prague", National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2006   "Qi Baishi and His Contemporaries", Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto, Japan
"Traditional Chinese Flower and bird Painting by Qi Baishi", Guandong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (solo)
2005   “Exhibition of Master Qi Baishi’s Art”, Beijing Capital Museum, Beijing, China (solo)
"National Treasures of China Masterpieces", Ottawa Congress Centre, Ottawa, Canada (travelled to Australia, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and the United States)
2003   "Qi Baishi’s Painting and Seal Carving Works", Qingdao Municipal Museum, Quingdao, China (solo)
2001   "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Chinese Paintings from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection", The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
"China Arts Exposition", Beijing, China
1998   "The paintings, calligraphie and seals of Qi Baishi", The Museum of Macau, Macau, China
  Selected Public Collections:
  The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, China
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Cernuschi Museum, Paris, France
2005   Yenyi, Xiao. Qi Baishi, le génie paysan. Paris: Editions You Feng, 2005
1993   Tsao, Jung Ying. The Paintings of Xugu and Qi Baishi. Seattle and London: Far East Fine Arts Inc, 1993
1989   Baishi, Qi. Likeness and Unlikeness -Selected Paintings of Qi Baishi. Beijing: Foreign Language Press, 1989