Yu Youren was born in Sanyuan County, Shaanxi Province, and his ancestral hometown was Jingyang County. His original name was Boxun and was later renamed Youren based on the similar pronunciation of his courtesy name. He also had pseudonyms of "Shaoxin" and "Ranweng". In his senior years, he referred to himself as "peaceful elderly man". In his early years, he was a member of the Tongmenghui. After the founding of the Republic of China, he served various posts as high officials in the government for many years. Among which, he served as the President of the Control Yuan for 34 years, which made him the longest-serving President among the five Yuans in the entire history.
His calligraphy started from inscribed writing. Later, he dedicated himself to the standard Cursive Script. His dots and lines did not conform to the normal knife-carving or blurred touch of the stone carving calligraphy. Instead, he executed the calligraphy with a natural and vivid brush technique to create rounded lines that exhibited power and fresh vitality. This work is a masterpiece of the standard Cursive Script. The lines are rounded and the power is contained within.
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