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Robert Hatfield Ellsworth 1929-2014
Born into a book collector’s family, Feng Yayan adored the Qing dynasty painter Shitao (1642–1707) and the twentieth-century writer Lu Xun (1881–1936), so he changed his name to Shi Lu. He was a talented painter and established his individual style early in his career. Unfortunately, Shi Lu suffered from schizophrenia caused by the political turmoil of the mid-1960s and the Cultural Revolution (1966–76) in China. His tough character and eccentricity can be seen in his unconventional approach to his work. Instead of making an impression from an actual seal, for example, he drew a seal impression with a brush. The two lines are from a famous poem by Lu Xun and read:
With a fierce frown, I could calmly defy a thousand men.
Head bowed, I serve my people like a willing calf.
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- Chinese Art
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