Tao Chi (painter)

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Tao Chi, Source of the Peach Bloom, Freer Gallery of Art

Tao Chi (1641–1720), also called Shi Tao (Shih T'ao), was a Chinese landscape painter, calligrapher, and poet during the late Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).

Chi was born into an imperial, royal family. He later became a monk to avoid political persecution where he studied and practiced writings and paintings. He subsequently left the Buddhist church to become a professional painter.[1] Chi once described his style as "the best method is no method". His works were produced with combining many different techniques. He was recognized as a top artist in his time and was very influential on other artists.[2]


  1. ^ "Tao Chi Brief Biography". Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Tao Chi Technique discussion". Archived from the original on May 25, 2005. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 

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