Fang Congyi

Painter, Visual Artist

1302 – 1393

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Who was Fang Congyi?

Fang Congyi, courtesy name as Wu'ou, sobriquet as Fanghu, Bumang Daoren, Jinmen Yuke and Guigu Shanren, was a famed Chinese painter during the Yuan Dynasty.

Fang was a native of Guixi, Jiangxi Province. In his youth he studied and became a Daoist priest, joining the Zhengyi Dao sect at his local temple. After the death of his principal instructor in the early 1340's, Fang traveled along the Yangtze River to the capital Khanbaliq, now Beijing. It was there that he began painting. He obtained a patron, and produced a number of works based on his travels. He primarily painted landscapes.

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Born
1302
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Died
1393

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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