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Elizabeth F. Bennett

Chinese calligrapher, minor painter and seal-carver. He passed the civil service examination to become a jinshi in 1789. He then had a series of official posts, serving on the Board of Justice, as an examiner and as a prefectural magistrate first at Huizhou in Guangdong Province and then at Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province. Yi is generally recognized as a leading figure in the stele studies (...


Ju-Hsi Chou

Chinese painter, calligrapher, seal-carver, collector and poet. The son of a minor official in charge of local education, Gao developed an interest in poetry, painting and seal-carving in his early youth, when he also began to collect old seals and inkstones. The great poet Wang Shizhen took a liking to him and left instructions before his death that Gao be admitted into the ranks of his disciples. A relative of the poet, ...



Japanese, 18th century, male.

Born 1722; died 1784, in Tokyo.


Nanga (literati) school.

Fuyo was a Nanga style landscape painter who is also known as a seal carver. He lived in Kyoto and was a friend of the Ike family of painters.


Chinese, 18th century, male.


Born in Yangzhou (Jiangsu).

Painter. Figures, landscapes, flowers.

Guan Xining was a scholar, seal carver and calligrapher as well as a painter. Several of his works have survived.


Chinese, 18th century, male.

Active in Hangzhou (Zhejiang).

Born 1744; died 1801.

Painter. Landscapes, flowers.

Huang Yi was also an archaeologist and an eminent seal carver.

Boston (MFA): Bay Surrounded on Three Sides by Mountains (small handscroll, seal of Huang Yi);Winter Landscape...


Chinese, 18th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 18th century.

Born in Jiangyin (Jiangsu Province).


Shen Feng was a seal carver, calligrapher and landscape painter. Several of his works are known, such as River Panorama, with Pavilion and Trees on an Island...



Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1768, in Nagasaki; died 1846.

Seal carver, painter, writer. Seals.

Ishizaki Yushi was a writer, seal carver and painter of the Yoga School who worked for the Nagasaki clan. He studied with his father Genyu as well as Gentoku, and later taught Tetsuo and Kinoshita Itsuun....