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Original name: Chün-ch'ing T: Lao fo, Fu lu H: P'o-ho-lao-fou, Ts'ang-shih Wu Chang-shih was from an area in the northwestern part of Chechiang and lived most of his life in Suchou and Shanghai. His circumstances were rather humble yet he was able to pass the first level exams and spent time studying the classics. He was a talented seal carver and calligrapher as well as painter. He was well connected and had a large circle of artist friends in the Shanghai area, knowing the Jens and many other Shanghai school painters. He was a founding member of the Yuyuan Shuhua Shanhui (The Yu Garden Charitable Association of Calligraphers and Painters) and a member of a number of other calligraphy and painting associations. His work found its way to Japan and he became a very popular artist there.
Painting Hanging scroll: ink on paper China h 29 -1/2 x w 10 -3/8 inches