Wu Changshuo

Artist, Visual Artist

1844 – 1927

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Who was Wu Changshuo?

Wú Chāngshuò is the name for which Wu Junqing is best known. He was born in Zhejiang from a scholarly family and for a time toward the end of the Qing he served as an official in Liaoning. He settled in Suzhou in his twenties.

Initially, he devoted himself to poetry and calligraphy with a strong interest in early scripts. He also led the Xiling Society of Seal Arts, a society of seal-carvers based in Hangzhou. Only later did he consider himself a painter associated with the "Shanghai school." As a painter, he was noted for helping to rejuvenate the art of painting flowers and birds. He considered carving seals and doing paintings to be integrated to each other.

His work garnered him fame and was highly regarded in Japan.

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Sep 12, 1844
Anji County
  • China
Nov 29, 1927

on July 23, 2013


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