Xiao Yuncong

1596 - 1673

Xiao Yuncong was a famed Chinese landscape painter, calligrapher, and poet during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties.
Xiao was born in Wuhu in Anhui province, at that time part of Taiping Prefecture. His style name was 'Chimu' and his pseudonym was 'Wumen Daoren'. Later in life he acquired the pseudonyms 'Zhongshan Laoren' and 'Anhui Wuhuren'. Xiao was known for his landscape paintings such as the Taiping shanshui tuhua which used dry and twisting brushstrokes called gui shu pai. He did not follow any previous artist's style. In calligraphy, he produced the work Mei Hua Tang Posthumous manuscript. He remained a lifelong Ming dynasty supporter.
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