Artists

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Xia Baoyuan (1944, Shanghai) graduated from the Shanghai Art Training School in 1965. He became attached to the Shanghai Institute for Oil Painting and Plastic Arts. In 1988, he moved to the US,…
Xia Liye (1935) is from Huantai, Shandong Province. After his graduation from the Stage Design Department of the Central Drama Academy in 1961, Xia was assigned work with the Beijing Municipal Hebei…
Xia Tongguang (1909-1968) was from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. After his graduation from the Art Department of Nanjing University in 1935, he taught at various institutions. When teaching at a film…
Xiang Weiren (1947) is from Qingdao, Shandong Province. He received no formal art training.Xiang specializes in cartoons and New Year pictures. He collaborated with Jiang Baoxing and Dou Shikui.
Xiao Feng (1932), whose original name is Yu Hongqing (余洪庆), is from Jiangdu, Jiangsu Province. When he was eleven years old, he joined a travelling company of the Revolutionary Youth Art Group in the…
Xie Mulian (1918-1985) was from Yuyao, Zhejiang Province. When he was 15, he studied calendar design under his uncle, the famous designer Xie Zhiguang. From 1938 onward, he worked for various…
Xie Pengcheng (1937) hails from Changsha, Hunan Province. In 1958, he graduated from the Hunan Nr. 1 Normal College. From 1980-1981 he took a refresher course in the Oil Painting Department of the…
Xie Zhigao (1942) was born in Shanghai. In 1961, he entered the Chinese Painting Department of the Guangzhou [Canton] Art Academy. After his graduation in 1966, he was sent to work in the Hebei…
Xie Zhiguang (1900-1976) was born in Yuyao, Zhejiang Province. After his graduation from the Shanghai Fine Art School, he worked for the Nanyang Tobacco Company. He later taught at the Shanghai…
Xin Hejiang (1941) is from Anxin, Hebei Province. After his graduation from the Art Department of the Hebei Normal College, he initially stayed in to teach there, but the transferred to the…
Xin Liliang (1912-1969?) was from Yinxian, Zhejiang Province. In the 1930s, he designed commercial adverts for the Shanghai Shengsheng Fine Arts Company, and in the 1940s, he made film posters for…
Xin Mang (1916-2007) was from Guangxi Province. In 1939, he graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Lu Xun Art Academy in Yan'an. After the founding of the People's Republic, Xin worked in the…
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…
Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was from Yinxing, Jiangsu Province. At age 17, Xu already taught art in his native place. In 1914, he went to Shanghai to study art and French. After spending time in Japan in…
Xu Chengzhi (徐厚智) (1937) was born in Jintan, Jiangsu Province.
Xu Chunzhong (1938), born in Shanghai, was sent to the countryside during the "up to the mountains and down to the villages" campaign. There he was commisioned to illustrate, as a so-called amateur…
Xu Fugen (1941) was born in Xiaoshan, Zhejiang Province. Although he started to work in 1960, only in the 1970s, he showed his first creations. In 1984, he transferred to the Jiangxi People's…
Xu Jialin (1941) is from Guiyang, Guizhou Province. After his graduation from the Chinese Painting School of the Art Department of Guizhou University in 1965, he became involved with art…
Xu Jiping (1919-2005) was from Shanghai. He received training from Jin Meisheng, worked for the Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House, and was a member of the Shanghai Artists Association.
Xu Junxuan (1934) is from Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province. He joined the People’s Liberation Army in 1949 to become a member of a literary work group. In 1957 he entered the Zhejiang Art Academy; in 1960…
Xu Kuang (1938) is from Changsha, Hunan Province. He graduated from the middle school attached to the Central Art Academy in 1958 and was labeled as a Rightist. He now serves a vice-chairman of the…
Xu Ping (1944) was born in Guanyun, Jiangsu Province. In 1967, he graduated from the Blockprint Department of the Zhejiang Art Academy. He now heads the Educational Research Office of the Art…
Xu Qingsong (1952) is from Chenghai, Guangdong Province. From 1972 until 1975, he studied block printing in the Guangdong People’s Art School. He worked in the Art Photography Exhibition Office of…
Xu Rongchu (1934) is from Wujin, Jiangsu Province. In 1952, he enrolled in the Drawing Department of the Fine Arts Section of the North East Lu Xun Literature and Art Academy and after his graduation…
Xu Wenhua (1941) is from Shanghai. In 1979, he left the Oil Painting Section of the Shanghai Opera School and became an art teacher in the Shanghai Light Industrial Art School. He studied in the…
Xu Xi (1940-2015) was born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province. He entered the middle school attached to the Zhejiang Art Academy in 1956, went on to the Academy proper in 1960, and graduated from its…
Xu Xiaobing was a photographer, the spouse of Hou Bo. Together, they enjoyed unparallelled access to the CCP leadership. Their photographs record the early years of the People's Republic.
Xu Yong (1933) is from Tiaoyuan, Shandong Province. He graduated from the Lu Xun Art Academy, where he now teaches in the Chinese Painting Department. Xu specializes in Chinese painting and comic…
Xu Zhaohai (1928) is from Kaifeng, Henan Province. After he joined the Army in 1948, he worked in the Secretariat of the East China Office of the Central Committee of the CCP in Shanghai. From 1954-…
Xue Jisheng (1944) was born in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. After graduating from university, he was assigned to work in Wuhan. Many of his works have appeared in newspapers and won prizes in art…

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