Zhou Chen

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Zhou Chen
'The Unfortunates' (detail), ink and color on paper by Chou Ch'en (Zhou Chen), 1516, Honolulu Academy of Arts.jpg
The Unfortunates (detail), ink and color on paper by Zhou Chen, 1516, Honolulu Museum of Art
Died1535 (1536) (aged 75)

Zhou Chen (Chinese: 周臣; 1460–1535), also known as Chou Ch'en, was a 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).


  1. ^ "Zhou Chen work at National Palace Museum, Taipei". Retrieved 2008-07-06.
  2. ^ "Zhou Chen Brief Biography". Retrieved 2008-09-17.