Qian Songyan (钱松岩)
Qian Songyan (1898-1985), a native of Yixing, Jiangsu Province, learned painting from his father when young. He graduated in 1923 from the Jiangsu Provincial No. Three Normal College. After 1949, he taught at art academies in Suzhou and Wuxi. Qian has exhibited both within China and abroad. He was, among other functions, deputy to the National People's Congress.
Important Art of New China 1949-1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue 1997, Beijing)
Beijing yuyan xueyuan Zhongguo yishujia cidian bianweihui, Zhongguo yishujia cidian -- Xiandai diyi fence (Changsha: Hunan renmin chubanshe, 1981) [in Chinese]
Chen Lusheng, Xin Zhongguo meishu tushi - 1949-1966 [The Art History of the People's Republic of China - 1949-1966] (Beijing: Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, 2000) [in Chinese]
Michael Sullivan, Modern Chinese Artists - A Biographical Dictionary (Berkeley, etc: University of California Press, 2006)