Wang Meng (ca. 1308-1385) the youngest of these painters, was born long after the Song had been defeated and lived into the Ming dynasty. His adult years were a time of turmoil as the Mongol government lost control of most areas of China. After brief service as an official, Wang Meng spent most of his time in Hangzhou or Suzhou with other poets and artists.
Wang Meng's brushwork is markedly different from Ni Zan's. He used many different types of strokes, packed close together to give a sense of nervous energy.