Stephan Siquan Yin
Calligrapher, Poet, Scholar, Educator
Stephan Siquan Yin, also known as Xiyi Wind, Mr. Swings, was born in Anhui, China in 1963. He is a Chinese Canadian, residing in Toronto. Mr. Yin is a Poet, Calligrapher, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Scholar and Educator. He has been member of council of North America Contemporary Arts & Calligraphy Association, Chairman of Zhonghong Academy of North America, Vice President of Hanmo International Federation, and Artist of The Three Doves. He was the award winner of The China’s First National Youth Calligraphy Competition in 1984, joined “Anhui Provincial University Calligraphy Exhibition” in 1985, and winner of "Civilization Cup of National Penmanship Contest” in 1987. Afterwards Yin’s works have participated in a number of art exhibitions, and attracted the attention of many collectors. In 1992, He was invited to exhibit his artworks in “Huafeng Calligraphy Exhibition to Japan” . In 1993, winner of "Golden Goose Award". He was invited to participate in the Canadian International Calligraphy Exhibition, Japan Calligraphy Exhibition, Toronto City Center special performances and other multi-cultural activities. At the same time, his work made great achievements. His publish includes the book "Siquan Poetry and Calligraphy” by Beijing International Culture Press 2006. His poetry collections include “Leisure Time Songs", "Outskirts of Scholar's Poetry", “Pine Valley Poems”, his seal cutting collection was named “Bugu Seal Collection" and others. Some of these works were collected by art museums and universities in Hongkong, Japan, Korea, and the United States.