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Chén Chún (陳淳; 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.
- Painting Gallery of Chen Chun at China Online Museum
- China culture page
- Painting 188
- Works in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, New York
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