A kinsman of emperor of the Ming Dynasty. His sobriquet was Balsam Pear Monk. His father who named Zhu Kengjia rebelled in GuangXi province, later was captured and was killed.From then on,he became a monk and made a living on selling his paintings. After studying the style of Song Yuan Dynasty and referring to the style of Shen Zhou and Dong Qichang,his paintings executed free and unstained strokes with ingenious composition. He advocated that one painter should have his own style, should have lots of experience of traveling, should follow the fashion of painting technique.