Artist, former national policy advisor dies aged 81

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/23
By: Hung Chien-Lun and Chi Jo-yao

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Taipei, March 23 (CNA) A former national policy advisor to Taiwan’s president, who was also the winner of Taiwan’s prestigious National Award for Arts, died on Friday, according to his family.

Artist Lee Shi-chi (李錫奇), 81, died after he was sent to a hospital due to a brain hemorrhage on Tuesday, his family said.

Born in Taiwan’s outlying island of Kinmen in 1938, Lee’s works are known for their variety of art forms, such as prints, ink arts, abstract calligraphies, lacquer paintings, mixed media and installations, according to Liang Gallery, which has collected Lee’s pieces.

With his various artistic styles and the incorporation of Oriental traditions in Western modern philosophies, Lee earned the nickname of the “Bird of Artistic Variations,” Liang Gallery said on its website’s introduction of the artist.    [FULL STORY]

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