Zhou Chen


Zhou Chen
The Unfortunates (detail), ink and color on paper by Zhou Chen, 1516, Honolulu Academy of Arts

Zhou Chen (Chinese: 周臣) (1460–1535), also known as Chou Ch'en, was a famed Chinese painter active during the middle of the Ming Dynasty. He was born in 1460[1] in Suzhou in the Jiangsu province.[2]

Zhou's style name was 'Shunqing' and his sobriquet was 'Dongchun'. He specialized in painting landscapes and human figures. He had two very famed students, Tang Yin and Qiu Ying. He died in the Zhizong Jiajing 14th year (1535).

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