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Xu Baozhong (许宝中)

Xu Baozhong (1937) was born in Ning'an, Heilongjiang Province. In 1964, he graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Lu Xun Art Academy, and in the same year he was employed by the Chinese Military Museum. He is still attached to the Museum.

Among the works by Xu Baohong, the painting which shows Mao Zedong with his first (or second) wife Yang Kaihui, counts as one of the most famous. Xu collaborated with Li Zehao on this painting.

Comrades-in-arms, 1977

Comrades-in-arms, 1977

Sources:

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

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