Chen Shizeng

Chen Shizeng (Chinese: 陈师曾; Wade–Giles: Ch’en Shih-tseng; born March 2, 1876, Fenghuang, Hunan, died September 12, 1923, Nanjing, Jiangsu), original name Chen Hengke, courtesy name Shizeng, art name Xiudaoren Xiuzhe, was a Chinese painter and critic, painter, and educator of early 20th-century China. At a time when some Chinese artists were rejecting traditional painting styles in favor of Western influenced styles, Chen championed traditional literati art in his own art and in his A Study of Chinese Literati Painting.[1]

A painting by Chen Shizeng

Shizeng was the son of Chen Baozhen, a Qing dynasty governor of Hunan.


  • Sullivan, Michael (2006). Modern Chinese Artists: a Biographical Dictionary. University of California Press. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-520-24449-8.


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