Great Masters of Landscape Painting of Ming Dynasty (明朝)(1368–1644)
Four Great Masters of Ming Period (明四大家)
Shen Zhou (沈周)(1427–1509), Wen Zhengming (文徵明)(1470–1559), Tang Yin (唐寅) (1470–1524) and Qiu Ying (仇英)(c1494–1552) are regarded as the Four Great Masters of Ming Dynasty. They are also known as Four Masters of Wu (吴門四家). They were approximate contemporaries are lived among Suzhou (蘇州) in the Jiangsu (江蘇) Province. Shen Zhou was the teacher of Wen Zhengming, while Tang Yin and Qiu Ying studied with Zhou Chen (周臣).
Shen Zhou uses the majesty and vigor of Mount Lu as a 70th birthday blessing for his teacher, Chen Kuan (陳寬). The painting depicts a lofty mountain with crags and ravines.
Some Other Great Masters
Dai Jin (戴進)(1388-1462), Zhou Chen (周臣) (1460–1535), Lu Zhi (陸治) (1496-1576), Wen Boren (文伯仁) (1502-1575), Ding Yunpeng (丁雲鹏) (1547-1628), Dong Qichang (董其昌)( 1555–1636) and Lan Ying (藍瑛) (1585-1664) are a few of the great masters of landscape painting in the Ming Dynasty.
Liu Yang, et al (2004) Fantastic Mountains- Chinese Landscape Painting from the Shanghai Museum 靈山: 上海博物館藏中國明清山水畫, Art Gallery of New South Wales, ISBN 0-7347-6356-5
楊海平, et al (2013) Illustrated Handbook of Chinese Painting History 中国绘画图鉴 浙江人民美术出版社 ISBN 978-7-5340-3666-8