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Chinese, 13th century, male.

Born in Qiantang (Zhejiang).

Painter.

Wang Hui was active in the Painting Academy during the regimes of the Song Emperors, Lizong (1225-1264) and Duzong (1265-1274). He painted Buddhist and Taoist figures and was unusual, in that he painted with his left hand....

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Chinese, 17th century, male.

Active in Quanzhou (Fujian Province) c. 1625-1650.

Painter.

Wang Jianzhang painted landscapes in the style of Dong Yuan (active in the 10th century) and Buddhist figures in the style of Li Gongli (1040-1106). Most of his surviving works are in Japan....

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Chinese, 10th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 10th century.

Born in Nanjing.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures.

Wang Qihan was a member of the painting academy at the court of Li Houzhu (961-975). He painted Buddhist and Taoist figures. The painting Lady and Children Playing...

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Chinese, 12th century, male.

Active during the Zhenghe era (1110-1114).

Born in Yongkang (Zhejiang).

Painter. Figures, landscapes.

Wang Yimin was a Buddhist monk who returned to secular life and is known as a painter of figures and landscapes.

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Chinese, 19th century, female.

Active c. 1800.

Born in Wuxi (Jiangsu).

Painter.

Wang Yunxiang, a Buddhist nun, painted orchids.

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Chinese, 11th century, male.

Born in Changsha (Sichuan).

Painter. Religious subjects, figures.

Wu Dongqing was well-known for his Buddhist and Taoist figure paintings.

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Wu Zi  

Chinese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1755, in Quanjiao (Anhui); died 1821.

Painter.

Wu Zi painted Buddhist and Taoist figures in the style of Wu Daozi and Wang Guang.

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Chinese, 11th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 11th century.

Born in Baibo (Henan); died 1035.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures.

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Xugu  

Chinese, 19th century, male.

Born 1824, in Yangzhou (Jiangsu); died 1896.

Painter, calligrapher. Animals, flowers, fruit.

After serving in the state army against the Taiping rebels, Xugu retired and became a Buddhist monk around 1850. He was a calligrapher and a traditional scholar painter and was known for his paintings of flowers, fruit and goldfish....

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Yan Hui  

Chinese, 13th – 14th century, male.

Active during the Yuan dynasty.

Born in Jiangshan (Zhejiang).

Painter.

Yan Hui was well known for his representations of Buddhist and Taoist figures but was held in low regard in China because of his overly strong emotional expression, as can be seen in the hanging scroll ...

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Chinese, male.

Active during the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127).

Born in Kaifeng (Henan).

Painter.

Yang Fei painted Buddhist and Taoist figures, in particular Guanyin.

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Chinese, 8th century, male.

Active in Chang’an during the Tang dynasty in the first half of the 8th century.

Painter, sculptor. Murals.

Yang Huizhi sculpted clay landscapes and Buddhist figures, and painted frescoes.

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Chinese, 13th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 13th century.

Born in India, of Maghada origin.

Monk-painter.

Yintuoluo was a Zen monk and painter of Buddhist figures who lived for a time in a monastery in Kaifeng (Henan), and then in the Tianzhu Temple near Hangzhou (Zhejiang). Many of his works are in collections in Japan....

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Chinese, 18th century, male.

Active in Suzhou c. 1765.

Born in Shanghai.

Painter.

Qing dynasty.

Yu Zongli painted landscapes and Buddhist and Taoist figures.

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Yuen  

Japanese, 14th century, male.

Active c. 1384.

Painter.

Yuen painted Buddhist subjects.

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Japanese, 14th century, male.

Active c. 1352-1389.

Painter.

Yukimitsu was appointed head of the e-dokoro (court painting bureau) in 1352 with the title Lord of Echizen. In 1362, as a specialist in Buddhist images, he executed the illustrations for the six volume Jizo Reikenki (The Miracles of Jizo, the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha)....

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Chinese, 12th century, male.

Active in Yunnan.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Although Zhang Shengwen is known only for a single work, Buddhist Images; this painting is clear testimony of the permanence of orthodox Buddhist iconography, as it has unmistakable ties with the frescoes in the Buddhist caves of Dunhuang, which date from the 8th century. Zhang’s lines are extremely delicate and his light colours have great subtlety, while the perfection of his drawing and the finesse of his heads are clear evidence of considerable technical skill. Yet there is nothing original in him; the main elements of his work come straight from the Buddhist art of Dunhuang....

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Chinese, 9th – 10th century, male.

Active c. 890-930.

Born in Jinshui (Sichuan).

Painter.

Zhang Yuan was a famous painter of arhats (Buddhist holy men). The signed work Landscape with Seven Buddhist Patriarchs Accompanied by Servants and Assistants is attributed to him, perhaps correctly.

New York (Metropolitan Mus. of Art): ...

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Chinese, 9th century, male.

Active in Chengdu (Sichuan) c. 825-850.

Born in Changan (Xian, Shensi).

Painter.

Zhao Gongyou painted Buddhist and Taoist figures. He initially lived at Chengdu, where he painted murals for a number of temples, later moving to Zhejiang. A fragment from a handscroll in the British Museum, ...

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Zhao Ju  

Chinese, 13th century, male.

Active in Ningbo (Zhejiang) in the second half of the 13th century.

Painter.

Zhao Ju painted Buddhist figures. A pair of eight-fold screens, in colour on silk and signed, depicting the Sixteen Lohan, is in the Hokkekyo-ji in Chiba in Japan....