- For other uses, see Ma Yuan.
Ma Yuan was born in Qiantang (now Hangzhou, Zhejiang). He occasionally painted flowers, but is best known for landscape painting, his lyrical and romantic interpretation becoming the model for later painters. He was a master of “one-corner” composition, to the extent that he was nicknamed "One-Corner Ma." This type of landscaping style is defined as being an asymmetrical compositions that are split on the diagonal. His most famous painting is On a Mountain Path in Spring. Ma Yuan was one of the Ma family of painters.