Born in Hunan, Qi Baishi spent his adolescence in wood carving, writing calligraphy and paintings for a living. Through careful observations, Qi began to refine his painting skills and pursuit the depiction of the spirit of objects. He was eager to study others’ paintings for his art style development. Since 1927, he devoted his life to art education and taught in prominent institutions in China. In 1963, he was regarded as one of the Top 10 greatest contributor in world culture.