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Zhang Daqian [Chang Ta-ch’ien; Chang Dai–chien; hao Dafengtang]locked

(b Neijiang, Sichuan Province, May 10, 1899; d Taipei, April 2, 1983).
  • Elizabeth F. Bennett

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Chinese painter, calligrapher, collector and forger . From an artistic family, he began to paint under the tutelage of his mother, Ceng Yi, and did his first paid painting for the local fortune-teller when he was 12 years old. Zhang’s elder sister gave him his first lessons in the classics. At 15 he embarked on three years of schooling at the Qiujing Academy in Chongqing. In ...

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