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 12,679 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ma Yuan is the 471st most popular painter (down from 452nd in 2019), the 362nd most popular biography from China (down from 345th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Painter.

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Among painters, Ma Yuan ranks 471 out of 1,428Before him are Jean-Étienne Liotard, Armand Guillaumin, Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Joos van Cleve, Joseph Karl Stieler, and Qi Baishi. After him are Pietro Longhi, Sol LeWitt, Zinaida Serebriakova, Han Gan, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Sesshū Tōyō.

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Among people born in 1160, Ma Yuan ranks 10Before him are Pérotin, Ali ibn al-Athir, Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, Hartmann von Aue, Muhammad of Ghor, and Arnaud Amalric. After him are Dulce of Aragon, Alys of France, Countess of Vexin, Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen, Vladislaus III, Duke of Bohemia, William of Champlitte, and David Kimhi. Among people deceased in 1225, Ma Yuan ranks 5Before him are Jebe, Al-Nasir, Comtessa de Dia, and Arnaud Amalric. After him are Hōjō Masako, Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din, Engelbert II of Berg, and Jien.

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In China

Among people born in China, Ma Yuan ranks 362 out of 1,186Before him are Li Shizhen (1517), Edmond H. Fischer (1920), Emperor Muzong of Tang (795), Qi Baishi (1864), Emperor Shang of Han (105), and Zhou Youguang (1906). After him are Cangjie (-2650), Li Zongren (1890), Su Song (1020), Han Gan (706), Pan Geng (-1500), and 9th Dalai Lama (1805).

Among PAINTERS In China

Among painters born in China, Ma Yuan ranks 3Before him are Shitao (1642) and Qi Baishi (1864). After him are Han Gan (706), Guo Xi (1020), Gu Kaizhi (345), Mi Fu (1051), Tang Yin (1470), Wu Daozi (680), Liang Kai (1200), Ni Zan (1301), and Dong Qichang (1555).