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Su Tao  

Taiwanese, 20th century, female.

Active in Belgium.

Painter.

Su Tao produces sensitive paintings steeped in Buddhist and Zen philosophy, featuring cross-like brush strokes, on rice paper. She held a solo exhibition in Waterloo in 1991.

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Japanese, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 19 March 1852, in Edo (Tokyo); died 10 October 1934, in Tokyo.

Sculptor. Buddhist subjects. Wood carving, bronze and metalwork.

Takamura Koun exhibited in Paris including at the 1900 Exposition Universelle, where he received a bronze medal. He sought to preserve the art of traditional Japanese wood carving....

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Japanese, 19th century, male.

Active in Kyoto.

Born 1823; died 1864.

Painter.

Tamechika painted Buddhist subjects and figures. He first studied Kano style painting before switching to classic Yamato-e . He came under the influence of Ukita Ikkei. He was murdered by a wandering samurai in Tambaichi, Yamato....

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Tameto  

Japanese, 12th century, male.

Active in Kyoto.

Painter. Murals.

Tameto was a Yamato-e (classical Japanese style) painter who worked at the court of the emperor Konoe. He specialised in Buddhist subjects.

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Tankai  

Japanese, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1629; died 1716 or 1718.

Sculptor.

Edo period.

The founder of the Hozan-ji temple in Nara Prefecture, Tankai made a considerable number of Buddhist statues, of which the Fudo Myoo (Acala or Acalanatha, the Immutable) statues in Horyu-ji, preserved in the Toshodai-ji, Nara, are a representative example. Unlike most of his professional contemporaries, who made up for a lack of talent with an excess of technical skill, Tankai produced work remarkable for its power....

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Unjo  

Japanese, 12th – 13th century, male.

Active in Nara at the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th century.

Sculptor.

The sixth son of the sculptor Unkei (d. 1223), Unjo was a sculptor of Buddhist subjects who had the title of Hokkyo (bridge of the law), a religious title granted to lay artists. During the Kenkyu period (...

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Chinese, 10th century, male.

Active c. 963-975.

Born in Luoyang (Henan).

Painter. Figures, religious subjects.

Wang Guan painted Buddhist and Taoist subjects. He is said to have studied the murals by Wu Daozi (active c. 720-760) in the Luoyang temples and to have imitated them so felicitously that he was dubbed Little Wu. A group of three paintings in the Nationalmuseet, Stockholm, ...

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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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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.