Haji (Mi Guang Jiang) Noor Deen
Source of Influence: Arts & Culture
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Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang is a renowned master of Arabic calligraphy. He was born in 1963, in Yucheng in the Shandong Province of China. In 1997, Haji Noor Deen was awarded the Certificate of Arabic Calligrapher in Egypt, the first Chinese person to be honoured with this prestigious award. His work has been displayed in galleries and museums around the world, often as the first Chinese/Arabic artist, including the British Museum, San Francisco Asian Museum, National Museum of Scotland and Harvard University Art Museum. The focus of his work is writing Arabic using traditional Chinese calligraphic brushes and techniques of quick organic strokes which uniquely fuse both the Chinese and Arabic arts.