Mi Fu

1051 - 1107

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Mi Fu (Chinese: 米芾 or 米黻; pinyin: Mǐ Fú, also given as Mi Fei, 1051–1107 CE) was a Chinese painter, poet and calligrapher who was born in Taiyuan during the Song dynasty. He became known for his style of painting misty landscapes. This style would be deemed the "Mi Fu" style and involved the use of large wet dots of ink applied with a flat brush. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mi Fu has received more than 104,175 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Mi Fu is the 523rd most popular painter (up from 548th in 2019), the 399th most popular biography from China (up from 408th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Chinese Painter.

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Among painters, Mi Fu ranks 523 out of 2,023Before him are Lyonel Feininger, Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Théodore Chassériau, Arman, Willem van Aelst, and Stefano di Giovanni. After him are Giuseppe Crespi, Michael Wolgemut, Séraphine Louis, Bernard van Orley, Raoul Hausmann, and Peter Fendi.

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Among people born in 1051, Mi Fu ranks 1After him are Bertha of Savoy, and Edgar Ætheling. Among people deceased in 1107, Mi Fu ranks 3Before him are Kilij Arslan I, and Raymond of Burgundy. After him are Theophylact of Ohrid, Emperor Horikawa, Cheng Yi, Edgar, King of Scotland, Dagobert of Pisa, and Jayavarman VI.

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In China

Among people born in China, Mi Fu ranks 399 out of 1,610Before him are Emperor Duanzong (1268), Cangjie (-2650), Emperor Huai of Jin (300), Hou Hsiao-hsien (1947), Kong Rong (153), and Deng Ai (197). After him are Liu Zhang (200), Pan Geng (-1500), Shen Buhai (-385), Emperor Muzong of Tang (795), Emperor Shang of Tang (695), and Li Shizhen (1517).

Among PAINTERS In China

Among painters born in China, Mi Fu ranks 6Before him are Shitao (1642), Han Gan (706), Gu Kaizhi (345), Guo Xi (1020), and Qi Baishi (1864). After him are Ma Yuan (1160), Ni Zan (1301), Tang Yin (1470), Dong Qichang (1555), Dong Yuan (932), and Wu Daozi (680).