Hsia Kuei Biography

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Hsia Kuei (active 1190-1225) was a Chinese painter who, with Ma Yüan, was the creator of the "Ma-Hsia school" of landscape painting.

Hsia Kuei, also named Yüyü, was a native of Ch'ien-t'ang, the modern Hangchou in Chekiang Province. Of his life it is known only that he served in the painting academy of Emperor Ning-tsung (reigned 1195-1224), who awarded him the Golden Belt, symbolizing the highest artistic achievement. Hsia's name is commonly linked with that of Ma Yüan to characterize the most distinctive and influential landscape style of the late Sung period.

Chinese landscape painting of the 10th and 11th centuries had been a monumental vision of the great universe, the macrocosm, of towering granite cliffs, deep valleys, and broad, shadowed marshlands. By the mid-11th century a more amiable, personal style had become dominant; and in the art of Li...

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