Hanging scroll: ink on paper
h 29 -1/2 x w 10 -3/8 inches
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.