A native of Zhuji,ZheJiang province, was a painter of the Ming dynasty. His style name was Zhanghou, Laolian and Huichi by sobriquets. He once learned from Lan Ying,skilled in painting peculiar human figures, landscapes, flower-and-bird, utilizing plump and profound brushwork and precise color, creating a unique style. He always painted illustrations and made tapestry portraits.His two masterpieces," Shui Hu Ye Zi" and "Bo Gu Ye Zi", were the rare examples among the Ming and the Qing dynasties. He was very famous at that time, called "Chen in South and Cui in North", together with Cui Zizhong. He also was skilled in calligraphy,poetry and prose.