Category: Asian Arts

Yu Youren and His Importance in Chinese Ink Collections

Yu Youren (1879-1964) has an important place in the world of Chinese calligraphy for a variety of reasons. Not only did he understand how to use the power of word to spark change, he also worked to transform calligraphy itself into a more usable and readable form through his cursive script development. For anyone looking to develop a serious collection of Chinese calligraphy, Yu Youren pieces are important because of his role in history as a major transformer.

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