Luscious landscapes by Li Qiujun

These two artworks are gorgeous landscape paintings by LI Qiujun, an accomplished artist from the 20th century.

Li Qiujun (1899-1973) was born in Zhenhai, Zhejiang province. She grew up in a prominent family, so she had practiced zither, chess, calligraphy and painting since she was a child.

She studied under WU Shujuan and ZHANG Daqian and developed her own unique style. In 1934, Li Qiujun and other artists established the Chinese Women’s Calligraphy and Painting Association in Shanghai, the first Chinese artist group organized by women.