Chen Chun

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Chen Chun, Mountains in Clouds, Freer Gallery of Art, 1535
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.

Chén Chún (; 1483-1544) was born into a wealthy family of scholar-officials in Suzhou. He learned calligraphy from Wen Zhengming. He later broke with Wen to favor a more free-style method of "ink and wash" paintings. He was associated with the Wu school of literary painting. Mi Fu of the Song Dynasty had a strong influence on his work. He did many landscapes, but to a degree is noted as a "flower and bird" painter.

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