On the second floor of the Dong Fang Gu Yuan Art Market, Ma Wenyuan settled down in front of his desk. Inside the calligraphy shop featuring the cursive style. I visited his store without noticing him in advance. While I entered, he was concentrating on his writing.
I was fully captivated by his vigorous calligraphy. He said he could write one character in 25 different ways. In order to keep the best skill, everyday he spent at least 2 hours on practicing.
Mr. Ma Wenyuan isn't a professional calligraphist. He ever worked as a news correspondent, and served in the army during his younger days. However, calligraphy has always been his favorite pastime.
His name, Wenyuan, meaning ¡°origin of handwriting¡± was given by his teacher in primary school who was amazed by his excellent handwriting when he was only 8 years old. For 60 years Mr. Ma has never been tired of calligraphy.
Prices of Ma Wen Yuan's calligraphy works vary from RMB200 to RMB3000.
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