Wang Hui (April 10, 1617 - November 15, 1717), the word Shigu, No. tobacco cultivation scattered people, Jianmen Qiao off, Urumqi mountain, Qinghui elderly. Jiangsu Changshu people. Qing Dynasty famous painter, known as the "early Qing painting". And Wang Jian, Wang Shimin, Wang Yuanqi collectively known as the landscape painter "four kings", on the painting advocates "to Yuan Dynasty pen and ink, Yun Song Qiu, and Ze to Tang popular.
Wang Hui childhood painting, inheritance of family learning, but also with the school Huang Gongwang painting fellow Zhang Ke painting, very early to show extraordinary painting ability. Wang Hui from Wang Shimin, Wang Jian. However, he painted the landscape in an informal, widely mining Bo, set since the Tang and Song dynasties of the culmination of the family, melting the North-South School as a furnace. On the basis of Wang Shimin and Wangjian 's development of Nanzong school of painting, Wang Hui draws on some techniques of Beizong and draws up a comprehensive summary of the tradition of landscape painting. Wang Hui Huang Gongwang, Wang Meng's calligraphy pen and giant, Fan wide composition of the perfect combination to create a Hua Zi vigorous, vigorous style of landscape painting. Therefore, he painted the Jiangnan small scene is often interesting, quiet clever. Wang Hui painting like dry pen, wet pen and use, and more to fine pen Cun wipe, the picture effect is more complicated. Said "to Yuan Dynasty pen and ink, shipped Song Qiu, and Ze to Tang popular Qiyun, but for the Great." His early style Qingli Gongxiu, late tend to vast and vigorous. Zhang Fu full of change, ink and shallow red rendering. Some critics have pointed out that Wang Hui is too familiar with the pen, some paintings appear to be exposed, ink law rarely change, composition slightly congestion.
"Kangxi South Tour" (with Yang Jin, who co-operation), "Akiyama Xia Temple map", "Yushan map map", "Autumn Tree Faint crow", "Fangzhou" (Changshu Museum) . Author of "Qing Hui painting Postscript." Wang Hui's painting has always been a high price, is still greatly welcomed by collectors. From the latest transaction price can prove this point. June 1, 1989 Christie's important ancient Chinese painting auction, come up with a copy of the king of mountains and rivers of the book, for the Qing Dynasty house possession, Shi Qu Baozhi description, is a masterpiece of Wang M ancient landscape, -18 million, the last one to reach 396,000 US dollars. After the paintings while the price is lower, but compared to other works of the Qing Dynasty painter is still considerable. In the same year Christie's another "fine Chinese painting and calligraphy" auction, the price fell again. Wang Hui's Qiulin poetic axis, composition rigorous, near the mountain with Pei Xuan was appropriate, ink and color set into a natural muddy. On the map with the artist double title, since the words have Cao Yunxi charm, reflecting the clear copy of the ancient Zhan skill. This figure is estimated at 25,000 to 35,000 dollars, shot to 52,800 US dollars. November 26, 1990, Sotheby's in New York auctioned his "Taibai view spring map" hand-rolled, the price of $ 71,500, two days later Christie's in New York auctioned his work, "imitation Dong Yuan Xia Shan map" shallow Color silk, the shaft, to 62,000 US dollars turnover from these three examples can be seen in his current market conditions.
Wang Hui and Wang Shimin, Wang Jian, Wang Yuanqi was known as the "four kings", together with Wu Li, Yun Shouping collectively known as "the early Qing six" or "four Wang Wu Yun." The painting and ink deep foundation, longer than the ancient, a few can be true, but can not be made into the law, some of the works rich sketch interesting, composition changing, sketch rubbing well structured, crisp style. In the four kings of the more prominent. Its painting in the Qing Dynasty very famous, Kangxi three years (1691) Fengzhao drawing "Kangxi South Tour", which lasted three years, by the Crown Prince Yin Yin summoned, and painted fan book to "landscape" four Word as a compliment. Is regarded as the painting of the authentic, followers are very public, because he is Changshu, Changshu Yushan, so later known as the Yushan school.