Some Masters on Record
There were many amazing embroidery pieces form different periods created by embroidery masters. Those masters expended all of their energies and wisdoms through every stitch in their embroidery art. Chinese embroidery have reached the marvelous high level because of their artistries and contributions. We list some of embroidery masters here and will add more of them later:
Han Mengxi (Ming Dynasty, 1241－1259). She was one of the best embroiderers from "Gu embroidery and combined painting and embroidery to reach the artistic ideal state.
Ni Renji (Qing Dynasty, 1670-1685), She was from a scholar and rich family, and was good at embroidery with excellent workmanship.
(Qing Dynasty, from Zhejiang)
She lived in Suzhou, was good at poetry, painting, embroidery and
selling embroidery for living.
Shen Guan Guan (Qing Dynasty, from Wujiang). She embroidered fine figures, landscapes.
Zhao Huijun (Qing, from Kunshan). Her embroidery were brilliant bright for landscapes and figures.
Cheng Jingfeng (1780-1840, from Changzhou). She embroidered at Springfield House and was good at embroidering flowers and birds, also Insects.
Chen Yun (Qing, from Suzhou). She had delicate embroidery arts and embroidered "Heart of Sutra" for a friend .
Zhouxiang Hua (1776—1821, from Wuzhong). She had embroidered Wu Lan Xue's poem "The Peach Blossoms from a Stony Brook."
Ling Zhu (Late Qing, from Wujiang). Well known to be good at embroidery. She embroidered " Subterranean Niang", in the possession of Nanjing Museum.
Shen Shou (1874-1921, born in Shanghai and lived at Suzhou). She had many famous embroidery works, include the portrait of Italian Empress and the portrait of Jesus, which won American and Panama awards. She wrote the first embroidery book in China.
Yu Jue (1868-1951, from Zhejiang Shaoxing, husband of Shen Shou). He was good at painting, poetry, calligraphy, cursive, regular script. He concentrate on design embroidered draft and created "Stimulate stitch" with Shen Shou.
(1864-1942, Shen Shou's
sister) Her representative work was "Guanyin" and so on.
Xu Zhiqin (Late Qing, from Suzhou). Her work of "Crane" won "Excellence" Award at Nanjing, 1910 and she comprehensivily used variety stitches and embroidered for Empress's birthday, "Eight Immortals".
Ding Wei Qi (? -1952, Suzhou) She created a private embroidery school with her husband at 1904-1937. She and her students won many exhibition awards and embroidered the portrait of British Queen at 1934.
Jin Jingfen (1885-1970) Her embroidery works won many national and international awards. Her representative works were the portrait of Lu Xun and "Listening to the Zither" and so on.
Zhu Feng (1910-1993, from Changshu ). Representative works include "Statues of Dunhuang", "North Sea" and so on. Wrote books of "Chinese embroidery techniques" and "embroidery."
Young Xianjiu (? -1957, from Guangfu). She designed "Cranes in Spring" exhibited in USA and Panama for the tournament.
Wang Songlin (1908-1983, from Guangfu). Went to Shanghai and studied painting embroidery patterns since childhood and then do it as a career. Had participated in compilation for books of "Suzhou embroidery patterns" and "Daily embroidery patterns".
Liu Bing-yuan (1908-1998, from Suzhou). Went to Shanghai and studied painting embroidery patterns since childhood and set up the workshop back to Suzhou later. Had participated in compilation for books of "Suzhou embroidery patterns", "Traditional embroidery patterns," "Embroidery designs".
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