Song Meiling: female (1897-2003) died at the age of 106, born in Pudong, Shanghai, politician and diplomat. Former First Lady of the Republic of China. Song Meiling is versatile and has a wide range of interests, involved in music, foreign languages, religion, sports, fine arts and other fields, and painting is her year-round hobby, once learned landscape painting from Zhang Daqian, worshiped Huang Junbi, Zheng Manqing as a teacher, learn flower and bird painting, Song Meiling’s painting style and her teacher have similarities, landscape painting composition is appropriate, the pen is refined, there is aura in the clear, the rhyme is lush, and the ancient interest is high.
Soong Meiling had a profound influence on the development of modern Chinese history and relations with the United States throughout her life, and at the same time, Soong Meiling was a Danqing master, but it was overshadowed by her political name. As early as the Anti-Japanese War, Zhang Daqian was introduced by fellow villager Zhang Qun and worked as Song Meiling’s Chinese painting tutor for a period of time in Chongqing, Song Meiling benefited a lot, and the Jiang family has always treasured the landscape map of Zhang Daqian and Song Meiling’s teacher-student cooperation at that time.
After Soong Meiling went to Taiwan with Chiang Kai-shek in 1949, Soong Meiling’s favorite pastime, and her most energetic pastime, should be said to be learning to paint, mainly Chinese painting.
At first, Chiang Kai-shek thought that she was joking, but she was not so strong that she became more serious in painting, forgot to sleep and eat, and gradually grew up in her painting art. Jiang was pleasantly surprised, and often showed his wife’s works to international friends to enjoy. Interestingly: once Song Meiling’s paintings were believed to be ghostwritten by Zheng Manqing, in order to change this view, Song Meiling came forward to invite famous Taiwanese painters to eat at Shilin’s official residence, and then Zheng Manqing proposed that everyone paint together. So, in full view of everyone, Song Meiling calmly painted. Since then, no one doubts the authenticity of Song Meiling’s paintings.
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