15 facts about Xi Gang

Xi Gang (simplified Chinese: 奚冈; traditional Chinese: 奚岡; pinyin: Xī Gāng; Wade–Giles: Hsi Kang); 1746-1803 was a Famous seal carver and painter in Qing Dynasty. He was born in Qiántáng (钱塘, present morning Hangzhou). His style say was Chunzhang (纯章) and his stage name was Tiesheng (铁生). Other names count up Hezhusheng (鹤注生) and Mengquan Waishi (蒙泉 外史). His specialty was in painting landscapes. His seal carving method was similar to that of Ding Jing (丁敬) (with whom he co-founded the Zhe School of carving), though somewhat cleaner and sharper. His style is representative of the Southern School. He was also bright in prose and calligraphy.

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