Chen Yuanyu's birth and death are unknown. A native of Changzhou (now Suzhou, Jiangsu). Mr. Zhenwen, with the private posthumous title, failed to pass the provincial examination in the 34th year of Wanli in the Ming Dynasty (1606). He has long lost his reputation for talent, poetry and prose, regular calligraphy, Ouyang, and cursive writing. He specializes in landscape painting and is especially good at writing orchids. The orchid leaves are tilted upward, and the ink flowers are overflowing. They are aloof and out of the world. They have the beauty of Wen Zhengming, and they are more energetic and powerful, which is beyond the reach of Wang Youshi (Gu Xiang) and Zhou Gongxia (Tian Qiu). In the third year of Chongzhen (1630), he tried to write the Molan scroll. "Suzhou Prefecture Chronicles, Painting Introductions, Ming Dynasty Painting Records, Silent Poetry History, Tongyin Theory on Painting, and Continuing Compilation of Painting Treasures".


Chen Yuanyu's "Seven-Character Cursive Poems"


Chen Yuanyu's "Five Language Axis in Running Script"