(1599 - 1652)
Hongshou Chen was active/lived in China. Hongshou Chen is known for scroll painting.
Biography Hongshou Chen
In 1634, ten years before the final collapse of the Ming dynasty, the
country was already being lacerated by widespread revolts and Manchurian
invasions. The Jiangnan region, however, remained prosperous. Chen
Hongshou, a descendant of a declining but respected family in the county
of Zhuji in Zhejiang province, was 37. Already a renowned painter, he
had a complex character which could be contradictory. This notorious
drinker and womanizer aspired to serve at the court, but his
performances at the imperial examinations were far from successful.
Chen returned from Beijing to Zhejiang province in 1633. Afterwards he
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