Wang Jian (17th-century painter)
|Known for||Shan shui|
|Movement||Six Masters of the early Qing period|
Wang Jian (simplified Chinese: 王鉴; traditional Chinese: 王鑒; pinyin: Wáng Jiàn; Wade–Giles: Wang Jian); ca. 1598-1677 was a Chinese landscape painter during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and Qing dynasty (1644–1912).
Wang was born in Taicang in the Jiangsu province. His style name was 'Xuanzhao' (玄照) and his pseudonyms were 'Xiangbi' (湘碧) and 'Ranxiang anzhu' (染香庵主). Wang's precise color style of painting was influenced by Dong Yuan. His own works stand out, and he is a member of the Four Wangs and Six Masters of the early Qing period.
- "Wáng Jiàn Brief Biography". Retrieved 2008-07-17.
- Cihai: Page 1196.
- Ci hai bian ji wei yuan hui (辞海编辑委员会）. Ci hai （辞海）. Shanghai: Shanghai ci shu chu ban she （上海辞书出版社）, 1979.
- Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui (1632-1717), an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Wang Jian (see index)
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