Qi Baishi

1864 - 1957

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Qi Baishi (1 January 1864 – 16 September 1957) was a Chinese painter, noted for the whimsical, often playful style of his works. Born to a peasant family from Xiangtan, Hunan, Qi taught himself to paint, sparked by the Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden. After he turned 40, he traveled, visiting various scenic spots in China. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Qi Baishi has received more than 219,552 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Qi Baishi is the 470th most popular painter (down from 418th in 2019), the 359th most popular biography from China (down from 320th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chinese Painter.

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Among painters, Qi Baishi ranks 470 out of 1,428Before him are André Charles Boulle, Jean-Étienne Liotard, Armand Guillaumin, Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Joos van Cleve, and Joseph Karl Stieler. After him are Ma Yuan, Pietro Longhi, Sol LeWitt, Zinaida Serebriakova, Han Gan, and Adélaïde Labille-Guiard.

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Among people born in 1864, Qi Baishi ranks 42Before him are Li Yuanhong, Andrej Hlinka, Robert E. Park, Princess Zorka of Montenegro, Draga Mašin, and Rudolf Kjellén. After him are Eugen d'Albert, Jakob von Uexküll, Alfred Stieglitz, Franz Oppenheimer, Tanaka Giichi, and Soh Jaipil. Among people deceased in 1957, Qi Baishi ranks 55Before him are Henry Norris Russell, Moša Pijade, Aga Khan III, Arnold van Gennep, Rudolf Diels, and Antonín Zápotocký. After him are Johann Rattenhuber, Louis B. Mayer, Sacha Guitry, Mamoru Shigemitsu, Leo Perutz, and Édouard Herriot.

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In China

Among people born in China, Qi Baishi ranks 359 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Xiaozong of Song (1127), Lu Yu (733), Zhang Lu (101), Li Shizhen (1517), Edmond H. Fischer (1920), and Emperor Muzong of Tang (795). After him are Emperor Shang of Han (105), Zhou Youguang (1906), Ma Yuan (1160), Cangjie (-2650), Li Zongren (1890), and Su Song (1020).

Among PAINTERS In China

Among painters born in China, Qi Baishi ranks 2Before him are Shitao (1642). After him are Ma Yuan (1160), 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).