Biography and informationEdit
Chinese painter, poet and calligrapher of the Qing dynasty, known under the pseudonym Bada Shanzhen.
In 1644 took refuge from the Manchu troops in a Buddhist monastery in 1648 he became a monk. In 1672 he left the monastery, led the life of an itinerant monk-artist. Differed eccentric behavior, and dramatic mood changes. Was friends and corresponded with Shitao. In 54 years broke with the monastic life and married. About his life many legends.