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Liu Haisu [Liu Hai-su; ming Pan; zi Jifang; hao Haiweng]locked

(b Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, 1896; d Shanghai, Aug 6, 1994).
  • Hsio-Yen Shih

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Chinese art educator and painter. He came from a merchant family that had supported the Taiping Rebellion (1850–64). He began to learn painting at the age of six by studying line drawings in the style of Yun Shouping. At the age of 13 he went to Shanghai, hoping to study Western painting. He did not find any established art school there but discovered the works of Velázquez and Goya, which he copied to learn Western oil and watercolour techniques. In ...

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