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Qin Wenmei (秦文美)

Qin Wenmei (or Qin Wen Mei) is not an individual artist, but stands for Shaanxi (Qin 秦) Cultural Bureau (Wen[huaju] 文化局) Art Creation Group(Mei[shu chuangzuozu] 美术创作组). The name was used for collaborative works produced in Xi'an, Shaanxi Pronvince.

The group did not have a large permanent staff of artists, but organized local talent when and where necessary for specific projects. One of the participants was Liu Wenxi.

Canal of happiness, 1975

Canal of happiness, 1975

Sources:

Julia F. Andrews, Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1979 (Berkeley, etc.: University of California Press, 1994)

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

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