Ouyang Zhongshi, renowned Chinese calligrapher

(chinadaily.com.cn/Xinhua)| Updated : 2020-11-27

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File photo of Ouyang Zhongshi [Photo/dzwww.com]

Ouyang Zhongshi (1928-2020) was a prominent Chinese calligrapher and educator.

Ouyang was born in Feicheng, a county-level city in Tai'an, Shandong province, and graduated from Peking University in 1954 before starting his career as an educator at a middle school.

He was best known for founding a pioneering calligraphic studies program at the Capital Normal University four years after he transferred to the university in 1981.

The late artist, whose works have a distinguished reputation both at home and abroad, trained many Chinese calligraphers and educators.