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Kun Can

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  Kun Can (1612 - 1692) was a famous painter of Changde in the Qing Dynasty. He became a Chan Buddhism monk at an early age. His style of landscape painting was influenced by Wang Meng and he was one of the Four Monk Masters in the early Qing Dynasty, the others being Zhu Da, Hong Ren, and Shi Tao. He liked to travel all over China and later lived as a monk on Niushou Mountain of Nanjing. As he was also known as Shi Xi, he was at times said to be one of the “Two Shi”(Shi Xi and Shi Tao). He was good at landscape painting and noted for being frank and straightforward. However, few of Kun Can’s works survive.