Zheng Yi Feng
(b. 1911 - d. 1989)
Zheng Yi Feng was initially named Zheng Xiu. He later used his courtesy name, Yi Feng, for formal addresses. He was born in a literary family in Minhou County, Fujian Province. At age 10, he began to learn calligraphy, poem and traditional ethics. After migrated to Northern part of Malaya, he worked as a teacher. He was once the school principal of Sin Min Primary School in Sungai Petani, Kedah and Sin Hwa Primary School, Parit Buntar. He was also one of the founders of Krian High School, Parit Buntar. Zheng Yi Feng was the disciple of Li Jian, who was the disciple of Li Ruiqing, a calligrapher in the Qing Dynasty. Zheng Yi Feng mastered various styles of calligraphy, and was renowned as “A Calligrapher Master of Hundred Scripts”, a person who mastered many styles of calligraphy.
The above article is translated from the “Pioneering Calligraphy Exhibition by First Generation Chinese Artists” Catalogue.
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