Chen Hongshou


Chen Hongshou
Chen Hongshou's self portrait, 1635

This is a Chinese name; the family name is 陈 (Chen)

Chen Hongshou (simplified Chinese: 陈洪绶; traditional Chinese: 陳洪綬; pinyin: Chén Hóngshòu; Wade–Giles: Ch'en Hung-shou); 1598-1652) was a Chinese painter of late Ming Dynasty.

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Life

A native of Zhuji, ZheJiang province, was a painter of the Ming dynasty. His style name was Zhanghou (章侯). His pseudonyms were Laolian (老莲), Fuchi (弗迟), Yunmenseng (云门僧), Huichi (悔迟), Chiheshang (迟和尚) and Huiseng (悔僧)[1]. He once trained under Lan Ying, and was skilled in painting peculiar human figures, landscapes, flower-and-bird. He utilized plump, profound brushwork and precise color, creating a unique style. He always painted illustrations and made tapestry portraits.His two masterpieces," Shui Hu Ye Zi" (水浒叶子) and "Bo Gu Ye Zi", were the rare examples among the Ming and the Qing dynasties. He was very famous at that time, called "Chen in South and Cui in North", together with Cui Zizhong. He also was skilled in calligraphy,poetry and prose.

Works

Magnolia and Erect Rock (玉堂柱石图) by Chen Hongshou, Palace Museum, Beijing

His works are kept in museums and galleries all over the world including these in the United States:

“Returning Home” Honolulu Academy of Arts
“Flowers & Bird (Xi Shang Mei Shao)” Metropolitan Museum of Art
“Immortals Celebrating a Birthday” Indianapolis Museum of Art
“Lady Xuanwen Jun Giving Instructions on the Classics” Cleveland Museum of Art
“Master Laozi on the Back of Ox” Cleveland Museum of Art
“The Mountain of the Five Cataracts” Cleveland Museum of Art
“The Dragon King Revering the Buddha” Freer Gallery of Art

Notes

  1. ^ Cihai: Page 431.

References

  • Ci hai bian ji wei yuan hui (辞海编辑委员会). Ci hai (辞海). Shanghai: Shanghai ci shu chu ban she (上海辞书出版社), 1979.

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