Ma Yuan

1160 - 1225

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Ma Yuan (Chinese: 馬遠; pinyin: Mǎ Yuǎn; Wade–Giles: Ma Yüan; c. 1160–65 – 1225) was a Chinese painter of the Song dynasty. His works, together with that of Xia Gui, formed the basis of the so-called Ma-Xia (馬夏) school of painting, and are considered among the finest from the period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ma Yuan has received more than 30,651 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Ma Yuan is the 567th most popular painter (down from 473rd in 2019), the 428th most popular biography from China (down from 356th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Chinese Painter.

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Among painters, Ma Yuan ranks 567 out of 2,023Before him are Michael Pacher, Peter von Cornelius, Fernand Khnopff, Louis-Michel van Loo, Paris Bordone, and Hans Burgkmair. After him are Jules Pascin, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Pierre Alechinsky, Joachim von Sandrart, Bernardo Strozzi, and Émile Friant.

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Among people born in 1160, Ma Yuan ranks 12Before him are Pérotin, Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, Alys of France, Countess of Vexin, Arnaud Amalric, Hartmann von Aue, and Dulce of Aragon. After him are William of Champlitte, Isaac the Blind, Adelaide of Meissen, Vladislaus III, Duke of Bohemia, Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen, and David Kimhi. Among people deceased in 1225, Ma Yuan ranks 6Before him are Jebe, Al-Nasir, Comtessa de Dia, Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din, and Arnaud Amalric. After him are Hōjō Masako, Angelus of Jerusalem, Engelbert II of Berg, Jien, and Adolf III of Holstein.

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In China

Among people born in China, Ma Yuan ranks 428 out of 1,610Before him are Gongsun Zan (null), Huang Gai (145), Qiu Chuji (1148), Liu Xiang (-77), Li Qingzhao (1084), and Emperor Wen of Liu Song (407). After him are Wei Zheng (580), Lu You (1125), Helü of Wu (-550), Yan Xishan (1883), Dazu Huike (487), and Soong Ai-ling (1888).

Among PAINTERS In China

Among painters born in China, Ma Yuan ranks 7Before him are Shitao (1642), Han Gan (706), Gu Kaizhi (345), Guo Xi (1020), Qi Baishi (1864), and Mi Fu (1051). After him are Ni Zan (1301), Tang Yin (1470), Dong Qichang (1555), Dong Yuan (932), Wu Daozi (680), and Shen Zhou (1427).