My random notes on Chinese-style seal carving.

Talking Seals

Zheng Xie

“Zheng Xie 鄭燮 (1693–1765) was a Chinese painter from Jiangsu. He began life in poverty, but rose in the exam system to become a magistrate

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Qi Baishi

Qi Baishi is best known as a painter but he considered himself primarily a seal carver.

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Wu Zhong

Wu Zhong (?-1615) 吳忠 was a member of the Hui School as a student of He Zhen.

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Han Tianheng

The Chinese artist Han Tianheng (1940 – ) 韩天衡 is especially well-known for his use of the bird and insect script in his seal carving.

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Lin Mengrong

Six characters in a seal by contemporary Taiwan artist Lin Mengrong 林孟蓉 are from the third line of the Heart Sutra, “shed light on the five aggregates, and find them empty.”

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Zhu Jian

Zhu Jian

Zhu Jian 朱簡 (1570-c1625) was born in Xiuning, Anhui Province and lived in Huangshan. “He loved traveling and was good at poetry. He dove into

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Zhou Lianggong

Zhou Lianggong 周亮工 (1612-1672) was born in Kaifeng, Honan Province, but lived in Nanjing. He was a civil service official in 1640. He loved to

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Zhao Zhishen

A painting by Zhao Zhishen. From the internet. Zhao Zhishen (?之琛) was one of the “Later Four Scholars” of the Xiling School and one of

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