Ma Lin (painter)

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Ma Lin, Quietly Listening to Wind in the Pines 靜聽松風. Ink and color on silk. National Palace Museum, Taiwan.

Ma Lin (simplified Chinese: 马麟; traditional Chinese: 馬麟; pinyin: Mǎ Lín; Wade–Giles: Ma Lin) (ca. 1180 – after 1256[1]) was a Chinese court painter during the Song Dynasty active during the early to mid 13th century.[2] He was the son of the famous Chinese painter Ma Yuan,[3] from whom he learned the art of painting.[4]


  1. ^ Wen C. Fong Beyond Representation: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, 8Th-14th Century (1992), p. 299
  2. ^ Barnhart: Page 133.
  3. ^ "Ma Lin - Quietly Listening to Wind in the Pines". Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  4. ^ Yuheng Bao, Ben Liao, Letitia Lane, Renaissance in China (2006), p. 61


  • Barnhart, R. M. et al. (1997). Three thousand years of Chinese painting. New Haven, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07013-6

External links[edit]

  • Sung and Yuan paintings, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Ma Lin (see list of paintings)