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Ya Ming (亚明)

Ya Ming (1924-2002), born in Hefei, Anhui Province, graduated from the Huainan Academy of Fine Arts in 1941. He joined the revolution early on, and served as a journalist, art editor, and editor-in-chief of a number of pictorials. Ya was good at both figure and landscape paintings, and has exhibited at home and abroad. He served as a member of the executive council of the Chinese Artists Association and as professor at Nanjing University.

Sources:

Important Art of New China 1949-1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue 1997, Beijing)

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)

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

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