Wang Hui (王晖)
Wang Hui (1943) is from Liaoning Province. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1968. Currently, he is active as a painter. Moreover, he serves as a professor at the Painting and Calligraphy Center attached to the Chinese Literatures Association. While still at the Academy, Wang collaborated with Liu Chunhua on a number of works.
The poster shown here was originally designed in August 1967. A hundred copies were put up on Beijing's most important streets. In late September, early October 1967, Wang copied and enlarged the image to measure 22 metres by 9 metres. Hanging on the west side of Tiananmen Square, more than half a million people, including Mao Zedong himself, saw it during the 1 October festivities.
1938-1991: 历史的主题 (1938-1991: History Under Painting-Brush) (Huachen Auctions Catalogue, Autumn 2005)