Artists

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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-…
Yan Guiming (1950) is from Tangshan, Hebei Province. He graduated from the People's Liberation Army Art Academy, and is currently employed in the political office of a certain regional PLA unit near…
Yan Han (1916-2011) was from Nianyuan, Jiangsu Province. He studied Chinese and Western painting at the Hangzhou Art Academy. After the outbreak of the anti-Japanese war, he went to Yan'an where…
Yan Jian (1941) hails from Liaoning. He started his schooling in the Middle School attached to the Lu Xun Art Academy, and graduated in 1965 from the Oil Painting Department of the same Academy. Yan…
Yan Jie (1941) was born in Fengzhen, Inner Mongolia. After his graduation from the Art Department of the Inner Mongolia Normal College in 1964, he became art editor with the Yikezhao League Publisher…
Yan Wenxi (1938) was born in Yangge, Henan Province. He graduated in 1962 from the Oil Painting Department of the Guangzhou Fine Arts Institute. In 1970, he became a cadre in the Shaanxi Branch of…
Yang Furu (1918-1992) was born in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. He took a design crash course at the Shanghai Bai'e Drawing Academy in 1935 and in the following years designed New Year pictures after work…
Yang Guoxun (1930) is from Fenghuang, Hunan Province. After his graduation from Guiyang Normal University in 1946, he taught art in primary and secondary schools, was a cadre in the Guizhou…
Yang Han and his wife Yang Chunhua Yang Han (1920-2014) was born in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province. In 1940, he participated in the first woodblock correspondence class of the Woodblock Research…
Yang Huanzhao (1924) is from Laiyang, Shandong Province. In 1953, he graduated from the East China Art School and two years later, in 1955, he graduated from the research class of the East China…
Yang Jianhou (1910-1993) was born in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. In 1927, he entered the Wuxi Art School and in 1930 he moved on to the Art Department of the Nanjing National Art Education Academy, where…
Yang Jianjian (1940) is from Yanshi, Henan Province. Ms. Yang graduated from the Xi'an Art Academy and has stayed on ever since, becoming an Associate Professor. Ms. Yang is known for her water…
Yang Jianming (1949, Nantong, Jiangsu Province) is a military artist well-versed in drawing.
Yang Jingzhi (1940, Tianjin) graduated from the Arts Department of the Beijing Arts Normal College in 1960. Afterwards, she taught art courses for a long time. Later she was associate professor in…
Yang Junsheng (1909-1981) was born in Anqing, Anhui Province. In his youth, he created calendar art (月份牌, yuefenpai) in Shanghai. After 1956, he first worked for the Shanghai Poster Publishing House…
Yang Keshan (1944) was born in Xiahuyang, Henan Province. He graduated from the People's Liberation Army Academy in 1986, and became employed in the Chinese Military Museum. Yang excels in oil…
Yang Keyang (1914-2010, Suichang, Zhejiang Province) studied wood engraving with various masters. In the early 1940s, he participated in anti-Japanese activities. Yang joined the All-China Wood…
Yang Liezhang (1940) hails from Tengxian, Shandong Province. He joined the People's Liberation Army in 1955, and taught himself drawing. In 1958, he showed his first works of art in public, and in…
Yang Lin'gui (1941) is from Jiangsu Province. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Central Art Academy in 1966. In 1973, he was active in the People's Liberation Army, where he…
Yang Lizhou (1942, Linyi, Shanxi Province) graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Xi'an Art Academy in 1966, and continued to design book covers and produce oil paintings, blockprints,…
Yang Peizhang (1951) was born in Tianjin. He was admitted to the Tianjin Fine Art Academy in 1973. After his graduation, he took on a teaching job. Yang took part in a refresher course in national…
Yang Songlin (1936) is from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. In 1957, he graduated from the Art Department of Shandong Normal University, and subsequently took up teaching. From 1962 until 1980, he worked…
Yang Wenren (1941) was born in Jiaozhou, Shandong Province. He entered the Art Department of the Shandong Normal University in 1957, and graduated in 1962. Jiao taught at numerous institutes in…
Yang Wenxiu (1929) hails from Yuncheng, Shandong Province. Ms. Yang graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Shandong Arts Training School in 1952. One year later, she went to work for the…
Yang Xianrang (1930) is from Mouping, Shandong Province. After his graduation from the Drawing Department of the Central Art Academy, he was assigned to work as an artist and editor at the People's…
Yang Yun (1947) was born in Guilin, Guangxi Province. Ms. Yang graduated from the Industrial Art Department of the Guangzhou Art Academy in 1970. Later, she specialized in figurative painting.Ms.…
Yang Zhiguang (1930-2016) was born in Jiexi, Guangdong Province. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1953, and is adept at traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy and seal cutting…
Yang Zhilin was born in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, in 1956. In 1978, he was admitted to the Art and Craft Painting Department of Nanjing University of Arts, from which he graduated in 1982. Professor…
Yao Erchang (1954) is from Shanghai. He joined the People's Liberation Army in 1972, and became involved with artistic and cultural work. After his graduation from the Oil Painting Department of the…
Yao Gengyun (1931-1988) was from Shanghai. He studied at the Suzhou Art School (1950) and the Drawing Department of the Shanghai Branch of the Central Art Academy (1955). After his graduation in 1955…
Yao Tianmu (1930-2015) was born in Futian, Fujian Province. He graduated from the Drawing Department of the North East Lu Xun Art Academy in 1955 and was sent that same year to work in Shanxi…
Yao Zhongyu (1931) is from Nantong, Jiangsu Province. He was taught by Jin Meisheng. In 1958 he became Vice Director of the New Year picture editorial office of the the Shanghai People's Fine Arts…
Ye Dechang (1934) is from Quanzhou, Fujian Province. After his graduation from the Zhejiang Art Academy in 1960, he taught in various art institutes and academies in Hubei Province. More recently, he…
Ye Jian (1932) was born in Lantian, Shaanxi Province. He entered the Northwest Art School in 1949, and in the period 1950-1977, he worked for the Northwest Mass Daily (西北群众日报), the Shaanxi Daily (…
Ye Juwu (1923-2015) was from Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Ye was a painting instructor at the Jiangsu Provincial Chinese Painting Academy. He was known for his flower-and-bird paintings.
Ye Ming (1933) is from Tonglu, Zhejiang Province. In the 1940s, he studied art and in 1949, he joined the Wuhan Central South Art Troupe. After he entered the Drawing Department of the Central Art…
Ye Qianyu (1907-1995) was born in Tonglu, Zhejiang Province and taught himself drawing in his youth. As a caricaturist, Ye was an influential figure in the Chinese arts scene. In the mid-1920s, he…
Ye Wulin (1944) was born in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province. In 1964, he entered the Oil Painting Department of the Central Art Academy. After graduation, he was sent to work in the military. In 1973, he was…
Yi Zhong is a pseudonym, used 1969-1970 by Xu Chunzhong (徐纯中) and Chen Yifei (陈逸飞).
Yin Hong (1962) was from Yongxin, Jiangxi Province.
Yin Peihua (1943) was born in Changshu, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from the Suzhou Industrial Art Training School in 1962, and in the same year joined the People's Liberation Army. As a soldier,…
Yin Rongsheng (1930-2005) was born in Suijiang, Yunnan Province. After his graduation from the Drawing Department of the Central Art Academy in 1954, he took up teaching. Later he was a professor in…
Yin Xiangqian (1932-2013) was born in Siping, Jilin Province. After his graduation from the Drawing Department of the North East Lu Xun Art Academy in 1955, he went to Jinan, Shanxi Province, to…
Yin Xusheng (1930) is from Suijiang, Yunnan Province. He graduated from the Drawing Department of the Central Art Academy in 1954 and went on to teach at various institutions. Yin is known for his…
Ying Tao (1925-2012) was from Zhaoxian, Hebei Province. He graduated in 1947 from the Art Department of the Art Academy of the North China United University and continued his research at the Culture…
Ying Yeping (1910-1990) hailed from Ninghai, Zhejiang Province. He was taught at home and started specializing in nature painting when he was 16. In 1949, he established himself as a specialized…

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