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Wang Yuan, Pheasant and Small Bird with Peach and Bamboo 山桃锦鸡图. Hanging scroll, ink on paper. Size: 111.9 × 55.7 cm. Palace Museum

Wang Yuan (simplified Chinese: 王渊traditional Chinese: 王淵pinyin: Wáng YuānWade-Giles: Wang Yüan); was a Chinese landscape painter during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). His specific dates of birth and death are not known.

Wang was born in Qian Tang[1] (钱塘, modern day Hangzhou in the Zhejiang province)[2] . His style name was 'Ruoshui' (若水) and his pseudonym was 'Danxuan' (澹轩). Wang imitated Guo Xi for landscapes, Huang Quan for bird-and-flower paintings, and Tang Ren for human figures. He trained under Zhao Mengfu with most of his works dating around 1340.[3] He utilized a minute and brilliant style in all his works.


  1. ^ Cihai: Page 1195.
  2. ^ "Wang Yuan Brief Biography". Retrieved 2008-07-11.  
  3. ^ Barnhart: Page 185


  • Barnhart, R. M. et al. (1997). Three thousand years of Chinese painting. New Haven, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07013-6
  • Ci hai bian ji wei yuan hui (辞海编辑委员会). Ci hai (辞海). Shanghai: Shanghai ci shu chu ban she (上海辞书出版社), 1979.

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