Yixi Zeren (益西泽仁)
Yixi Zeren (1941) is from Kangding, Sichuan Province. Yixi belongs to the Tibetan minority. He graduated in 1956 from the middle school attached to the Sichuan Art Academy. In 1961, he started work in the cultural centre of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous District. Yixi is still employed by the centre.
The poster shown here, featuring Zhu De, is based on a collaborative painting by Yixi Zeren, with Mei Dingkai, Nima Zeren, Renzhen Langjia, Da Wa, Yixi Sangdan, Lü Shumin and Chen Bingxi. Yixi specializes in Tibetan tangka painting.
Zhongguo meishuguan (ed.), 中国美术年鉴 1949-1989 (Guilin: Guangxi meishu chubanshe, 1993)