Shen Chou

Shen Chou

(shĕn jō), 1427–1509, Chinese painter of the Ming dynasty. He and Wen Cheng-Ming (1470–1559) were the two most important painters of the Wu school, a group of leading literati artists who lived in the region around Wu-Hsien. Withdrawn from worldly pursuits, Shen Chou developed a distinctive style through careful study of the works of the great Yuan dynasty masters. Some of his album leaves are owned by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo., and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio.
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The exhibition will be divided into three main sections: "Europe and the Mediterranean World," "Toward Cathay," and "The Americas." More than 31 countries throughout the world have loaned the Gallery works by artists as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Sesshu Toyo, Shen Chou, Islamic scribes, the bronze-casters of Benin and the master goldsmights of the Americas.