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Sorry my friend says: 

若虚 is possibly a pseudonym. It may derive from the Chinese idiom of 虚怀若谷, meaning 'broad-minded like a valley and willing to accept others' opinions'.

Now I don't know if in China there is an artist so named.


江山如畫(江山如画)means the natural scenery is as beautiful as a picture.
江山如畫(江山如画)comes from the poem 念奴娇·赤壁怀古 by 苏轼, a renowned poet of the Song Dynasty.

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I see you've already got your translation from wordreference.com.


I used "??" as a placeholder for what seemed to be two characters in the red seal. The second character has been correctly identified as 麗. I'm just wondering whether it is one character instead of two (酈 is a surname in Chinese). 若虚 could be a real first name or a pseudonym, but definitely not the full name (unless he's a monk, in which case the adopted surname 释 is customarily omitted). And sorry I don't know if there is an artist named 若虚 or 酈若虚.

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