Huang Shen

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Huang Shen
Lin Bu appreciates the plum flower by Huang Shen, Nanjing Museum
Traditional Chinese黃慎
Simplified Chinese黄慎

Huang Shen (1687–1772) was a Chinese painter during the Qing Dynasty.[1] Huang was born in Ninghua, Fujian province, to a poor family. His courtesy names were Gongshou (恭壽) and Gongmao (恭懋). His pseudonym was Yingpiaozi (癭瓢子).[1]

He began his training under the painter Shangguan Zhou (上官周).[1] In the earliest part of his career he excelled at cursive calligraphy and favored a meticulous style modelled after Ni Zan. He became better known as an artistic innovator who was one of the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou. When it came to paintings of people he favored images of religious, historic, and common people. His more famous works include The Drunk Monk and Shepherd Su Wu.


  1. ^ a b c Cihai: Page 2054.


  • Ci hai bian ji wei yuan hui (辞海编辑委员会). Ci hai (辞海). Shanghai: Shanghai cishu chubanshe (上海辞书出版社), 1979.


  • Chinese Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford (73) Oxford ISBN 1-85444-132-9
  • National Palace Museum
  • China
  • HK artclub