Born in Hsinchu into an illustrious and cultured family. In her paintings, a leisurely and graceful air was always present. In 1922 Chen entered Taipei women's third high school and her paintings were admired by a Japanese artist. In 1925 Chen entered Tokyo Women's Art School and became the first woman artist to study in Japan. In 1927, her artwork was selected in the 1st Taipei Exhibition and was titled "Three Youths of the Art Exhibition of Taiwan". She also received distinction in the Imperial Art Exhibition. She is a well-respected artist in the early generation of Taiwanese artists. Once a member of the eastern art section of Taiyang Art Association, Chen was also the judge of numerous art exhibitions. Her artworks are elegant and graceful, and she is indeed the pioneer of acrylic painting. From 1934 to 1938, she used aborigines as her subject matter and completed lots of great works. She always persists in painting, especially in the gouache. No matter how does the outside world change, she never laid down her paintbrush and has never given up to the beautiful pursue as well.