Qi Baishi was an influential Chinese painter. Born to a peasant family from Xiangtan, Hunan, Qi became a carpenter at and learned to paint by himself. After he turned he traveled, visiting various scenic spots in China.
Qi Baishi (齊白石, was one of the most well-known contemporary Chinese painters. Some of Qi's major influences include the Ming Dynasty artist Xu Wei (徐渭) and the early Qing Dynasty painter Zhu Da (朱耷 -- 即 '八大山人')