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Zhang Biwu (张碧梧)

Zhang Biwu (1905-1987) was born in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province. At the age of 15, he went to Shanghai and worked in the Sincere and Wing On department stores. The calendar posters given out at the end of the year by the insurance department of Wing On aroused his interest in painting. After studying painting, he designed calendar posters himself.

After 1949, Zhang joined the Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House and became involved in designing propaganda posters, sometimes cooperating with Li Mubai and Jin Xuechen.

It's glorious to take part, to oppose America, support Korea, protect the home and the nation

It's glorious to take part, to oppose America, support Korea, protect the home and the nation

Sources:

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]

Ng Chun Bong, Cheuk Pak Tong, Wong Ying, Yvonne Lo, Chinese Woman and Modernity - Calendar Posters of the 1910s-1930s (Hong Kong: Joint Publishing Co. 1996)

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

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