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Liu Zhigui (刘知贵)

Liu Zhigui (1945) was born in Huxian, Shaanxi Province. In 1962, he joined the Huxian Peasant Painting Group and started painting in his spare time. He became art teacher in the Jiaqiang school in 1967. Two years later, he was sent to work as an art editor with the Shaanxi ribao [陕西日报, Shaanxi Daily]. From 1976-1984, he was vice-director of the Huxian cultural centre. He now works in the Huxian Paisant Painting Exhibition Hall.

Liu specializes in New Year pictures and peasant paintings.

Liu Zhigui, After the bumper harvest, 1974

Liu Zhigui, After the bumper harvest, 1974

Sources:

Jutta Bewig, Bauernmalerei aus Huxian [Peasant Paintings from Huxian] (Frankfurt/M: Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Chinesische Freundschaft 1979)

Fine Arts Collection Section of the Cultural Group Under the State Council of the People's Republic of China (eds.), Peasant Paintings from Huhsien County (Peking: People's Fine Arts Publishing House 1976)

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

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