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Li Binghong (黎冰鸿)

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 advertising designer, as a journalist, and other odd jobs. In the meantime, he took oil painting lessons with Li Zhifu. From 1937 on, he travelled to Guangdong, Hunan, Guangxi, Guizhou and other places, occasionally engaging in anti-Japanese propaganda activities; from time to time, he mounted solo exhibitions in places like Changsha, Guilin and Shanghai. In 1946, Li joined the New Fourth Army and became a Professor at the Central China Construction University. Following the Army south in 1949, Li did art work in the Literature and Art Office of the Shanghai Military Control Commission, he became a journalist for the East China Illustrated (Huadong huabao, 华东画报), worked in the Preparatory Committee of the Shanghai Revolutionary Museum, etc. In 1953, he transferred to the Zhejiang Art Academy, where he worked as head of the Oil Painting Department, Deputy Academy Chancellor, and Professor.

Li is mainly known for his oil paintings and watercolors. Some of his works have been included in the collections of the Chinese Revolutionary Army Museum and other institutions.

The Sino-Soviet Alliance for Friendship and Mutual Assistance promotes enduring world peace

The Sino-Soviet Alliance for Friendship and Mutual Assistance promotes enduring world peace, ca. 1950

Sources:

Michael Sullivan, Modern Chinese Artists - A Biographical Dictionary (Berkeley, etc: University of California Press, 2006)

Zhongguo meishuguan (ed.), 中国美术年鉴 1949-1989 (Guilin: Guangxi meishu chubanshe, 1993)

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