Zhu Jiuying gave himself the pseudonyms of Anping Elderly Man and Anping Resident Guest because of the fact that he lived in Anping, Tainan in his senior years. His ancestral title was Shisaozhouzhai. He was born in Hunan, China and was a statesman and calligrapher of the Republic of China. He once served as Minister of State and secretary of the Hunan military general command, Director-general of the Department of Land Administration of the Ministry of the Interior, Mayor of Hengyang City, Director-general of the Department of Civil Affairs of Hunan Province, Director of the Salt Affairs Main Office of the Ministry of Finance and the General Manager of the main salt factory of Taiwan. He lived a quiet life in Anping, Tainan after his retirement in 1968.
During his leisure time, he studied the calligraphy of Yan Zhenqing with Mr. Tan Yankai and observed his brush techniques closely without interruption. Therefore, he was an authentic successor of the calligraphy in the style of Yan Zhenqing. This work is based on Yan's style, with broad brushes and natural curves. The brush technique was flowing with maturity and simplicity.
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