Bonhams' Chinese Paintings department offers the finest works of painting and calligraphy sought after by international collectors, with auctions achieving spectacular results in recent years. Including such popular genres as landscape, bird-and-flower, figures and ink calligraphy, Bonhams' offerings range from important works by Ming and Qing dynasty artists, to highly sought-after works by mid-20th century masters such as Qi Baishi, Zhang Daqian, and Lin Fengmian, to modern and contemporary creations by artists at the cutting edge of Chinese painting. Specialised sales are held twice a year in Hong Kong. Chinese paintings and calligraphy also constitute a major part of Chinese auctions in New York and San Francisco.