K'ou Pei Shen

Taken from "The Bible Through Asian Eyes", 1991
Masao Takenaka and Ron O' Grady



TOP: "Plum Blossom"
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K'ou Pei Shen comes from an old family of scholars in Ching Chow, Shantung Province, China. By the age of ten, he learned the four Chinese Classics and received formal training in calligraphy.

While studying civil engineering in college he spent much of his spare time sketching. During the Sino-Chinese War he travelled thousands of miles on foot through China to reach Szechuan. He had many adventures, often suffering from lack of food, and recorded some of these experiences in his paintings.

After the war reworked for almost thirty years in Japan before returning to Taiwan in 1979, where he has had to battle ill-health and failing eyesight. During this time he concentrated on painting plum treason the traditional Chinese style.



Links/References:

Masao Takenaka and Ron O' Grady. Psalm 1. The Bible through Asian Eyes.Pace Publishing. New Zealand. 1991. pp.56-57. Print

Image was taken from:
The Bible through Asian Eyes.Pace Publishing. New Zealand. 1991. p.57 Print
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