Ma Jiatong, courtesy name Jingfan, is a native of Tianjin. He was a famous painter in the Tongzhi and Guangxu periods of the Qing Dynasty. Ma Jiatong learned from Meng Yuzi, and at the same time, he learned from Xu Xi, Wang Yuan, Lu Ji, Yun Nantian, Jiang Tingxi, and other famous painters, and acquired proficient painting skills, especially good at sketching flowers and birds, landscapes, figures, Buddha statues, etc. His flower and bird paintings are mainly based on the themes of flowers and trees in the four seasons, mountain birds and water birds, and rocks on the slopes of streams and rivers. personal style. Ma Jiatong is very knowledgeable. In addition to painting, he is also good at poetry and calligraphy, good at seal cutting, and connoisseurship. The Supplement to the History of Paintings of the Past Dynasties mentioned that he once used old silk to imitate a painting of flowers and birds from the Song Dynasty. There is no authenticity, it can be seen that Ma Jiatong’s skills in copying, seal cutting, and calligraphy are profound.
馬家桐 Ma Jia Tong