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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Beijing and Dali (Yunnan Province), China.

Born 1963, in Handan, China.

Painter, printmaker.

Cynical Realism.

Part of the generation of artists who grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), Fang Lijun graduated from the printmaking department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in ...

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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born 1910, in Jiangsu; died 1982.

Painter, engraver.

Jiang Feng was one of the young artists of the Realist School of the 1930s, whose art was closely associated with the Chinese Communist movement. Political commitment is especially perceptible in their wood engravings, stamped with a profound awareness of the poor conditions of the Chinese masses at the time. Although these works take their inspiration from Soviet Realism, they demonstrate more freedom, invention and vitality than their models. The works of Jiang Feng, in an Expressionist style with black predominating, celebrate political struggle....

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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born 1919, in Fujian.

Painter, wood engraver. Landscapes, seascapes.

Shen Roujian lives and works in Shanghai. His work is typical of post-1949 Chinese wood engraving in its realism, clarity of design and simple colouring, as well as in its subject-matter, boats, bridges, railways and factories under construction, driven by yet another great leap forward....

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Shi Lu  

Chinese, 20th century, male.

Draughtsman (including ink), wood engraver. Scenes with figures.

Shi Lu was a wood engraver with a meticulous, realist yet not unoriginal style who did propaganda work in keeping with the great ideological themes of his time.

Hong Kong, 30 Oct 1995...

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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Active in northern China.

Engraver (wood).

Yang Jiachang was one of the founders of the Woodcut Movement and ran the Wood-Engraving Tool Cooperative factory in Shang­hai together with Ye Fu. His work was Realist in style.

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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born 1912, in Chengdu (Sichuan); died 1964.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Scenes with figures.

Zhang Yangxi was a woodcut engraver of the Realist school. He studied at Chengdu and in 1945 was appointed art editor of the Chengdu Ziyu Huabao, an illustrated weekly specialising in social satire. He was appointed chairman of the print-making department of the Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) in ...