Artist, Visual Artist
1837 – 1911
Who was Yang Borun?
Yang Borun, born Yang Peifu, was a well-known Chinese poet, calligrapher, and painter of the Shanghai school.
Yang was born to a scholarly family in Jiaxing, Zhejiang, he arrived in Shanghai in the early 1860s. Yang sold his paintings, mostly landscapes, to support the family. Some of them are in the collections of museums in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Cleveland. A book of Yang's poetry is held at the Harvard University Yenching Library. Samples of his calligraphy have been published in Japan.
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