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Born in the Jiangsu province of China, Bertrand Mao has studied and practiced Chinese calligraphy and painting for over sixty years.

Bertrand Mao's work consists of the traditional Chinese art forms of Shan-Shui painting, Chinese calligraphy, and the Four Gentlemen of Chinese brush painting – the plum blossom, chrysanthemum, bamboo, and orchid.

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10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
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Trace the development of handwriting, whether it's Eastern calligraphy, Arabic alphabet art or exciting new iterations and techniques presented by modern artists. A Fine Line: Calligraphy, Language, & Symbol challenges perceptions about the most self-expressive human discipline.

Artworks by

Nellie Chao
Michel D'anastasio
Bing Huang
Kit-Keung Kan
Lisa Kivland
Carl Kurtz
Dora Fugh Lee
Marta Legeckis

Joan Lok
Joan Machinchick
Bertrand Mao
Elizabeth McKee
Judy Melvin
Jennifer Nicholson
Maureen Squires
Lorraine Swerdloff

Christine Tischer
Cecil Uyehara
John Wang
Julian Waters
Sheila Waters
Liang Wei
Mohamed Zakariya



It is almost without exception that an outstanding Chinese painter must be at the same time an excellent Chinese calligrapher. - Bertrand Mao


Contact Bertrand Mao

  • Commissioned art work
  • Public demonstrations
  • Speaking engagements
  • Private lessons
  • Group lessons



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Bertrand Mao's artwork.

Harmony of Brush and Ink by Bertrand Mao

Harmony of Brush and Ink is available as an eBook for Amazon's Kindle reader or application.

Learn about Chinese painting and calligraphy through the art work of Bertrand Mao

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