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Attr. QI BAISHI Chinese 1864-1957 Watercolor

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Attr. QI BAISHI Chinese 1864-1957 Watercolor
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Ink and watercolor on paper, featuring bee and grape, signed and attributed to Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864-1957), inscribed with one artist seal; 24 cm x 31 cm
, Qi Baishi was a Chinese painter, noted for the whimsical, often playful style of his watercolor works.Born to a peasant family from Xiangtan, Hunan, Qi became a carpenter at 14, and learned to paint by himself. After he turned 40, he traveled, visiting various scenic spots in China. After 1917 he settled in Beijing.Some of Qi's major influences include the early Qing dynasty painter Bada Shanren (Zhu Da) and the Ming dynasty artist Xu Wei.