Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 19 October 2019

Su Shi or Sou Che or Su Shih; also known as Su Dongbo or Sou Tong-P’o or Su Tung-P’o, Nickname: Zizhan, Pseudonym: Dongpo Jushilocked


Chinese, 11th century, male.

Born 1036, in Meishan (Sichuan); died 1101.

Calligrapher, poet, painter.

Be it literature, politics, poetry, calligraphy or painting, the name of Su Shi was linked with every area of cultural activity of his day. This prestigious figure was one of the most human and appealing in Chinese humanism. A scholar, he was also a politician who shared the struggles of his contemporaries; a high official, but also a refined aesthete who cultivated all the arts, conversed with scholars, monks and courtesans and enjoyed music, all types of literature, calligraphy and painting, of which he was a master....

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.