(1272 - 1355)
Zhibai Cao was active/lived in China. Zhibai Cao is known for painting.
Biography Zhibai Cao
Cao Zhibai, which can also be pronounced Cao Zhibo, was born into a distinguished Songjiang family in the final years of the Song dynasty and gained fame and wealth in his early years as a successful engineer of water-control projects. After a brief visit to the Yuan capital, Cao retired to his extensive estate and led the life of a retired literati. He frequently and generously entertained many like-minded friends, including Huang Gongwang and Ni Zan.
In his day, he was very highly regarded and many of his extant paintings are dedicated to aristocrats.
Described as an heir of the Guo Xi-Li Cheng tradition, Cao Zhibai’s paintings are characterized by a number of distinguishing features: groups of natural elements, such
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