Ink and Wash / Sumi-e Artworks and Masters – Shen Zhou (沈周/Shen Chou/Qinan)


A Brief Biography of Shen Zhou (沈周/Shen Chou/Qinan)

Shen Zhou was born into a wealthy family of tax collectors, which allowed him to receive a thorough education. Since his family was rich enough to live from its work as tax collectors, Shen did not have to seek for a government post, but could freely devote himself to painting, poetry and traveling. Even after the death of his father, who had been the head of the family, Shen did not strive after an official career, but devoted himself to the care of his mother.

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