Wang Mian

       Wang Mian (王冕, ca.1287–1359) was a Chinese painter of plum blossoms during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368).

       Wang Mian was born in Zhuji (諸暨), Zhejiang province. His courtesy name was Yuanzhang (元章) and his pseudonyms were Zhushi Shannong (煮石山農, Mountain Farmer who Cooks Rocks), Fangniu Weng (放牛翁, Ox-herding Old Man), and Meihua Wuzhu (梅花屋主, Owner of the Plum Blossom House).

       Wang Mian developed his own distinct style of painting plum blossoms that was very bold and vigorous. Only a few of his plum paintings have survived.

Twin Purities of Plum and Bamboo
Twin Purities of Plum and Bamboo
Ink Plum
Ink Plum
Ink Plum
Ink Plum
Plum Blossoms in Early Spring
Plum Blossoms in Early Spring
Fragrant Snow at the Broken Bridge
Fragrant Snow at the Broken Bridge
Ink Plum
Ink Plum
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