THE WONDERLAND OF VIETNAMESE STAMPS _98
|Qi BaiShi _s
|Qi Bai Shi is the pseudonym of Qi Thuan Chi (A Chi). He was born on 22.11.1863 from a poor family in Cay Hanh village, near Tinh Dau dam, Tuong Dam district, Ho Nam province - South of China.|
The name "Qi BaiShi" was given from Bai Shi mount in his native village by his masters when he studied painting. Additionally, he had several pen-names such as: Te Hoang, Vi Thanh, Tan Sinh, Lam Binh, Tinh dau lao nhan,...
Qi BaiShi is extraordinarily skillful at painting, painting all themes such as landscapes, human, flora, shellfish, etc... But shrimp paintings is his special talent for. On these paintings, he showed shrimps in school with the variety of hard, soft; white _ black species in diferrent positions. Particularly, he represented the transparence of shrimp_s body, eyes, head, antennae, legs,... so skillfully that shrimps seem to be alive on his paintings.
Qi Bai Shi was conferred academic title of Honour Professor of Beijing Central Art Institute and eminent People_s artist. He was a news academician in Art Academy of the Democratic Republic of Germany. He was appointed as Chairman of China Painters_ Association. He was a member of China Writers_ _ Artists_ Union, and a member of People _s National Congress. In 1955, he was awarded by World Peace Council and was recognized as a world cultural celebrity.
He passed away on 16.9.1957 in Beijing at the age of 94
In order to introduce paintings by Qi BaiShi, Department General of Posts _ Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "Qi BaiShi_s paintings" consisting of 6 values:
6-1: Fly - dragon and lotus - 400d
6-2: Chicken and Chrysanthemum - 1,000d
6-3: Shrimps - 2,000d
6-4: School of crabs - 4,000d
6-5: Duck _ female duck and Lotus - 6,000d
6-6: Shrimps - 9,000d
Date of issue
Mrs.Vu Kim Lien - Mrs. Hoang Thuy Lieu (COTEVINA)
32 x 43 (mm)
170 x 110 (mm)
Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (in Ho Chi Minh City)
standard paper (both gummed and ungummed)