Qi Baishi (Chinese: 齐白石 or 齊白石; 1864 - 1957) was the best known Chinese painter, noted for the whimsical, often playful style of his watercolor works. He was president of the China Artists Association (中國美術家協會). The subjects of his paintings include almost everything, commonly animals, scenery, figures, toys, vegetables, and so on. He was also good at seal carving and called himself ""the rich man of three hundred stone seals"" (三百石印富翁).
He is estimated to have produced between 8,000 and 15,000 distinct works throughout his life, of which 3,000 are in museums; however, since 1993, auction houses have attempted to sell over 18,000 distinct works attributed to him. In 2017, his Twelve Landscape Screens (1925) was sold for a price of $140.8 million (931.5 million yuan) at the Poly Auctions in Beijing, China.