Chinese Silk Embroidery Master - Jin Jingfen

Jin Jingfen (1885-1970), famous artist of Suzhou embroidery, was apprenticed to Shen Shou. She was director of the Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute in the 1950s. Jin’s works cover a wide range of subjects including birds and flowers, figures and landscape...

portrait of embroidery artist Jin Jingfen

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Legendary Suzhou Embroidery Master Shen Shou (part II)

Shen Shou was not only an outstanding embroidery artist, but also an experienced embroidery teacher.  When embroidering a human figure, she captured the lifelike spirit by paying special attention to the eyes—a technique used in Chinese traditional painting and Western painting...

chinese embrolidery master shen shou

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Legendary Suzhou Embroidery Master Shen Shou (part I)

While all Chinese embroidery is exquisite, Suzhou embroidery is particularly striking. There have been many achievements in Suzhou embroidery, and it boasts a galaxy of artists with superb skills. In the early years of the 20th century, a pretty woman...

embroidery master shen shou portrait

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