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You Longgu (游龙姑)

You Longgu (1923-1995) was from Fuzhou, Fujian Province. After her graduation from the Art Department of the Nanjing Central Academy in 1949, she joined the People's Liberation Army, where she became an art teacher. In 1955, she joined the newly established propaganda poster team of the Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House, where she worked with her former classmate, colleague and husband Ha Qiongwen.

Although Ms. You designed children's illustrations towards the end of her active carreer, she was mainly known for her propaganda posters.

You Longgu, A hundred times vigilant, 1974

You Longgu, A hundred times vigilant, 1974

Sources:

Chen Lei (陈雷), Li Tiantian (李畋畋), "Ha shi jiazu de meishu rensheng" (哈氏家族的美术人生), Shanghai caifeng (上海采风), 2010, No. 1, pp. 57-59

Kuiyi Shen, "Publishing Posters Before the Cultural Revolution", Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 2000), pp. 177-202 (follow link external link)

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

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