Ren Xiong (Chinese: 任熊; pinyin: Rèn Xióng; July 19, 1823 – November 23, 1857) was a Chinese painter from Xiaoshan, Zhejiang, active during the late Qing dynasty. Ren belonged to the Shanghai School in Chinese painting and is known for his bold and innovative style.
His brother was the painter Ren Xun.
According to the scholar Meccarelli, the particular definition of pictorial naturalism, might result from contacts established with the art of photography, rather than a “simple” assimilation of Western painting techniques and models.
- Meccarelli M., Foo Y., Flamminii A. "China and the West in the Art of the Nineteenth Century: A Cultural and Historical Review of the Relations between Painting and Photography" Ming Qing Studies 2013, pp. 117-160
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