The Art Museum of Beijing Fine Art Academy is an institution, famous for a rich collection of Qi's works. The curators of the museum were inspired to mount an exhibition marking the master Qi Baishi and those in his close personal circle, Kindness from Bosom Friends.
The ongoing exhibition will run until through January 31. The exhibition shows the artworks, which are a testament to the support Qi received from six people, who helped the master artist progress and innovate, or introduced his art to wider audiences.
In 1933, ink artist Qi Baishi achieved a major breakthrough in art and began to gain fame in the cultural circles of Beijing. Also a noted seal-making artist, he carved out four characters on a seal, "zhiji you'en", which means "remembering the kindness from best friends".