13 facts about Li Tiefu

Li Tiefu (October 1869 – 16 June 1952) was a Chinese painter, sculptor, calligrapher and revolutionary, known for introducing western oil painting to China and for assisting Sun Yat-sen in funding the Xinhai rebellion and overthrowing the Qing Dynasty. During his times in New York, he was a supporter of the National Academy of Design (now known as the National Academy Museum and School). Li Tiefu was hailed as one of the most important Cantonese artists of the 20th century at the Guangdong Art Centennial Exhibition.

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