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Artist behind the $34.91 mn painting ‘Peach Blossom Spring’- the most expensive Chinese painting sold On Tuesday, Zhang Daqian's 6.5 feet, ink brush art piece became the most expensive Chinese painting sold at Sotheby's in Hong Kong. Here are five things to know about the Chinese master. His original name was Zhang Yuan (1899-1983) and pseudonym was Daqian. While he was one of the best known Chinese artists of the 20th century, he was also regarded by experts as the most gifted master forger of the time. He was renowned for landscape and lotus paintings. There's an uncorroborated story that he was captured by bandits at age 17, when he was returning home from boarding school. Impressed by Zhang's brushmans hip displayed in the ransom note he was ordered to write, the bandit chief made him his personal secretary. During the three months that he was held captive, Zhang reportedly read books of poetry from the bandit's looted stash. As a child, he was encouraged to paint and in 1919, Zhang went to Shanghai to study art from famous calligraphers and painters Zeng Xi and Li Ruiqing. In the 1920s, he achieved success while collaborating with Beijing painter Pu Xinyu. Because of the political climate, Zhang left China in the 1950s, residing in Argentina, Brazil and California. His meeting with Pablo Picasso in 1956 in Nice, France, was publicised as an artistic meeting between East and West. . Follow Nojoto News. Download Nojoto App to get real time updates about Nojoto News & be part of World's Largest Creative Community to share Writing, Poetry, Quotes, Art, Painting, Music, Singing, and Photography; A Creative expression platform. Traditional Arts By Nojoto News | Nojoto Traditional Arts on Art, Painting, china. Art Traditional Arts , Painting Traditional Arts , china Traditional Arts

Artist behind the $34.91 mn painting ‘Peach Blossom Spring’- the most expensive Chinese painting sold

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Artist behind the $34.91 mn painting ‘Peach Blossom Spring’- the most expensive Chinese painting sold
On Tuesday, Zhang Daqian's 6.5 feet, ink brush art piece became the most expensive Chinese painting sold at Sotheby's in Hong Kong. Here are five things to know about the Chinese master.
His original name was Zhang Yuan (1899-1983) and pseudonym was Daqian. While he was one of the best known Chinese artists of the 20th century, he was also regarded by experts as the most gifted master forger of the time. He was renowned for landscape and lotus paintings.
There's an uncorroborated story that he was captured by bandits at age 17, when he was returning home from boarding school. Impressed by Zhang's brushmans hip displayed in the ransom note he was ordered to write, the bandit chief made him his personal secretary. During the three months that he was held captive, Zhang reportedly read books of poetry from the bandit's looted stash. As a child, he was encouraged to paint and in 1919, Zhang went to Shanghai to study art from famous calligraphers and painters Zeng Xi and Li Ruiqing. In the 1920s, he achieved success while collaborating with Beijing painter Pu Xinyu. Because of the political climate, Zhang left China in the 1950s, residing in Argentina, Brazil and California. His meeting with Pablo Picasso in 1956 in Nice, France, was publicised as an artistic meeting between East and West.

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