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Ma Lequn (马乐群)

Ma Lequn (1933) was born in Shanghai. He belongs to the Hui minority. In the early 1950s, he studied fine arts at the Shanghai chapter of the Communist Youth League, and by the middle of the decade, he studied the 'calendar New Year pictures'-style with such renowned artists as Li Mubai and Jin Meisheng. He now works as an editor in the New Year pictures section of the Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House.

Ma collaborated on poster designs with Pang Ka and Jin Ming. He specializes in New Year pictures.

Propaganda workers on the frontline of coastal defense, 1964

Propaganda workers on the frontline of coastal defense, 1964

Sources:

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

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