Qi Baishi (齐白石 - Qí Báishí) Former Residence in BeijingWalking around Beijing in the area of Qianhai Lake (前海) I intended to go to
It is rather strange that in the beautiful brochure provided together with the ticket there is no information about the fact that Qi Baishi has been living for more than thirty years in another place in Beijing, 5.5 km away from here in Xicheng District; there in 1984 his real home-museum was opened.
Qi Liangzhi, younger daughter of the painter, recalled that her father really missed his home in Xicheng where the trees and flowers planted by him were growing. Therefore, he quickly came back to his real home. Zhou Enlai came to that place to visit the painter. House at Yuyer Hutong, which is now the Hall of Qi Baishi, has been soon transferred to the China Artists Association.