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Lei Tan (1939) was born in Guangzhou (Canton). He graduated in 1960 from the Dance Art Department of the Shanghai Theatre Academy, where he had started studies in 1956. In 1971, he joined the…

Lei Zhengmin (1933) is from Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. He graduated from the Art School of North China University in 1949 and completed his studies at the Central Art Academy Art Cadre Course in…

Li Bin (1939) was born in Tieling, Liaoning Province. After he started working as a teacher in a primary school in 1966, he painted in his spare time. In 1973, he was tranferred to the cultural…

Li Binggang (1947) is from Xinmin, Liaoning Province. He joined the People's Liberation Army after his graduation in 1968. In 1974, he entered the Liaoning Art Teachers Training College. In 1988,…

Li Binghong (1913-1986) was born in Hohgay (Hongji, 鸿基), Vietnam. In 1931, he moved to Hong Kong, where he worked as an art teacher in secondary schools, as store clerk in bookstores, as movie…

Li Deren was born in Yuci, Shanxi Province, in 1946. After his graduation from middle school in 1962, he returned to the countryside, studying art in his spare time. He continued his art studies…

Li Fenglan (1933, Huxian, Shaanxi Province) has been fond of traditional paper-cutting since childhood. She started learning painting when she participated in a mass irrigation project in 1958.…

Li Gang (1951) was born in Wuxiang, Shanxi Province. After his graduation from middle school, he went to work in the Jiaxiu Textile Factory. He became an official in the All-China Federation of…

Li Heng (1928), from Hunyuan, Shanxi Province, taught himself drawing. After he started working in 1949, he engaged in art production in his spare time. He was attached to the Shanxi Provincial…

Li Hongren was born in 1931 in Beijing. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1955 and taught elsewhere in China. He joined the teaching staff of the Lithography Section of the…

Li Hongxiang (1922), from Xingcheng, Liaoning Province, taught himself drawing. In 1949, he started working in an arts supply store and in 1953, he transferred to the Art Work Office of the…

Li Hongxun (1945) is from Huaibei, Anhui Province. He graduated from the Arts Department of Hefei Normal University and works for the Anhui Provincial Museum.

Li's specialty is Chinese…

Li Hua (1907-1995) was from Panyu, Guangdong Province. He graduated in 1925 from the Guangzhou Academy and went to Japan in 1930 for further study. After his return to China in 1933, he taught at…

Li Huanmin (1930) is from Beijing. After his graduation from the National Beiping Art School in 1947, he was attached to a number of cultural work teams in North China, Tianjin and Beijing. Upon…

Li Jianghong (1940) is from Yuanping, Shanxi Province. After his graduation from Shanxi Normal College in 1960, he taught in the Jinbei Art School and worked in the Yanbei Cultural Office. He now…

Li Jiyuan (1925) was born in Wenshui, Shanxi Province. In his career, he has been art editor of the Taiyuan Daily (太原日报, Taiyuan ribao) and the Taiyuan Illustrated (太原画报…

Li Jun (1931) was born in Anqiu, Shandong Province. He graduated from the Industrial Arts Department of Beijing Normal University in 1953. In 1962, he graduated from the Oil Painting Department of…

Li Keran (1907-1989) was born in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province. His artistic education started in 1929 when he entered the Research Section of the Hangzhou State Xihu Art College. He learned oil…

Li Kushan (1899-1983) was from Gaotang, Shandong Province. Before he entered the Western Painting Department of the National Beiping Art School in 1922, studying under Qi Baishi, Li studied…

Li Lang (1932, Lindian, Heilongjiang Province) graduated from the Drawing Department of the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in 1956. He has worked as an editor for Heilongjiang Illustrated (…

Li Mubai (1913-1991) was born in Haining, Zhejiang Province. In 1928, he settled in Shanghai and joined the Zhiying Studio, where his cooperation with Jin Xuechen started…

Li Naizhou was born in Chongqing in 1945. He graduated from the Fushun Coal Mining University before taking up art. From 1982-1984, he took a refresher course in the Chinese Painting Department of…

Li Pingfan (1922-2011) was from Tianjin. As a child, he would spend a lot of time in the Western Art Section of the Tianjin Municipal Art Museum. Later, he studied Japanese woodblock techniques,…

Although his family hailed from Shanxi, Li Qi (1928-2008) was born in Beijing. In 1937, he joined an opera troupe in Yan'an and received further artistic training. In 1950, he joined the Central…

Li QunLi Qun (1912-2012, also known as Liqun) was born in Lingshi, Shanxi…

Li Rui (1929) is from Lufeng, Guangdong Province. As a child, his father taught him drawing. From 1943 on, he sold his paintings all over the region. In the period 1949-1952, he established an art…

Li Ruinian (1910-1985) was born in Tianjin. He graduated from the National Art Academy in Peiping in 1933 and went for further study to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and on to the the…

Li Shan (1943) is from Haizhou, Jiangsu Province. In 1963 he graduated from the middle art school attached to the Sichaun Art Academy. He is now attached as an artist to the Sichuan Experimental…

Li Shan (1926) was born in Qingdao, Shandong Province. After his graduation from the Chinese Painting Department of the Zhejiang Fine Arts Academy in 1958, he worked in the offices of the

Li Shinan (1940, Shanghai) is a self-taught artist who moved to Xi'an in the 1950s. In 1978, he transferred to the Xi'an Municipal Industrial Art Research Institute, where he researched…

Li Shuji (1943) is from Dalian, Liaoning Province. He started his artistic training in 1963 at the Lu Xun Art Academy, from which he graduated in 1968. He was assigned to work in the Liaoning…

Li Shuyun (1944) was born in Changle, Fujian Province. In 1972, he joined the People's Liberation Army, where he created (propaganda) art in his spare time. Later, he became arts editor with the…

Li Wenlong (1939) was born in Hejin, Shanxi Province. He started his carreer as an art teacher at a normal college. Later, in the early 1960s, he was transferred to the Linfen area (Shanxi…

Li Wenxin (1927) hails from Shuangliu, Sichuan Province. In 1941 he started his arts training at the Southwest Art School. He became a research fellow in the Fine Arts Department of the Southwest…

Li Xiangyang (1953, Shanghai) joined the People's Liberation Army in 1973; while in the Art Troupe of the Jinan Air Force, he engaged in stage design. In 1981, he transferred to the Art Creation…

Li Xingtao (1943, Kaiping, Guangdong Province) graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1968. A member of the Chinese Artists Association and president of the Guangdong Studio of…

Li Xiu (1943) is from Shibing, Yunnan Province. Ms. Li belongs to the Yi nationality. In 1968, she graduated from the Fine Arts Section of the Guangxi Art Academy. From 1970-1980, Ms. Li worked as…

Li Xiushi (1933/36) is from Jinzhou, Liaoning Province. After his graduation from Jinzhou Normal College in 1954, he became an art teacher in a middle school. He entered the Oil Painting…

Li Yansheng was born in Beijing in 1943. During the early 1970s, he worked for a long time at the Shanxi West Mountain Mineral Bureau. Only in 1980, he graduated from a class of post-graduates for…

Li Yusheng (1948) was born in Zibo, Shandong Province. In 1968, he graduated as an industrial designer from the Shandong Provincial Art College. He was sent to work with the Yantai Municipal Opera…

Li Yuzi (1935, Yanzhou, Shandong Province) graduated in 1955 from the Fine Arts Department of the Lu Xun Art Academy and was sent to work in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province where he joined the editorial…

Li Zehao was born in Liaozhong, Liaoning Province, in 1939. Li was trained in the Oil Painting Department of the Lu Xun Fine Arts Academy, from which he graduated in 1964. In 1970, he was…

Li Zhenjian (1922-1992) was born in Jinyun, Zhejiang Province. He was a famous figure artist and the founder as well as one of the representative artists of the portraiture of new Zhejiang…

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