Artists

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Ya Ming (1924-2002), officialy known as Ye Jiabing (叶家炳), was born in Hefei, Anhui Province. He graduated from the Huainan Academy of Fine Arts in 1941. He joined the revolution early on, and served…
Yan Chengfu (1955) was born in Dalian, Liaoning Province. He began to learn painting under the oil painter Yu Zhenli in the 1970s. Later, he engaged in printmaking. He resigned from public office in…
Yan Guiming (1950) is from Zunhua, Hebei Province. He graduated from the People's Liberation Army Art Academy in 1985, and is currently employed in the political office of a certain regional PLA unit…
Yan Guoji (1944-2000) was native of Tongxiang, Zhejiang Province. He graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts in 1965. He was good at painting characters,…
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), also known as Yan Mingjian (严明鉴), hails from Changtu, Liaoning Province. He started his schooling in the Middle School attached to the Lu Xun Art Academy, and graduated in 1965 from…
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 Ming (1955) was from Changsha, Hunan Province. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Hunan Normal University. He has created oil paintings, Chinese paintings, comics, gouache paintings,…
Yan Sheng (no details known) is identified as a worker.
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…
Yan Yongsheng (1943) was a native of Dalian, Liaoning Province. He used to work in the People's Bank of Ganjingzi District, Dalian, and later as an art cadre at the Cultural Center of Ganjingzi…
Yan Youjun (1930) was a native of Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province. In 1955, he graduated from the Painting Department of the East China Branch of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (later Zhejiang…
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 Gang (1946) was born in Huaidian Town, Henan Province. In 1963, he was admitted to the middle school attached to the Central Academy of Fine Arts to learn the basics of Western painting. In 1969…
Yang Guchang (1943-2016) was from Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from the Central Academy of Art and Design in 1969, joined the People's Liberation Army in 1973, and joined the Communist…
Yang Guoxun (1930-1996) was 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 (1920-2014) was born in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province. In 1940, he participated in the first woodblock correspondence class of the Woodblock Research Society of the Zhejiang Provincial Wartime…
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,…
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) joined the army in 1968. In 1988, he graduated from the Advanced Oil Painting Class of the Nanjing University of the Arts. Yang is a military artist…
Yang Jingzhi (1940, Tianjin) is from the Manzu minority. She graduated from the Arts Department of the Beijing Arts Normal College in 1960. Afterwards, she taught art courses for a long time. Later…
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, but he grew up in Qingdao, Shandong Province. He loved painting since he was a child. Since the 1960s, he has studied painting with Ye Boquan…
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 Liqun (1948) was a native of Changsha, Hunan Province, currently living in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.
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 Ming (1962) was born in Pucheng, Fujian Province, and graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1989. After 2000, he worked and lived in Suzhou, Beijing and…
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 Chinese…
Yang Shou'an (1940-2019) was born in Kunming, Yunnan Province. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1964, majoring in oil painting. Yang served as the…
Yang Shuntai (1947) was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. He served as the director of the art editing office of Democracy and Legal System (民主与法制), and as director and deputy editor of the Shanghai…
Yang Shutao (1938) was born in Baoding, Hebei Province. In the 1950s, Ms. Yang was influenced by her father and loved Chinese painting. She was admitted to the Fine Arts Department of Tianjin Hebei…
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 Wende (1955) is a native of Shandong Province. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Shandong University of Arts in 1982. He was successively Director of the Jiaonan Cultural Center…
Yang Wenren (1941-2020) 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 (1929-2009) 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 Wenyi (1953) was born in Linhe, Inner Mongolia. He loved literature and art since childhood and graduated from the Beijing Calligraphy and Painting Correspondence University in 1990. Yang is…
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 Yingbiao (1931-2018) was born in Yilan City, Taiwan Province. He loved painting since he was a child. When he was 4 years old, he moved with his family to Northeast China and later to Beijing.…
Yang Yitang (1938) was born in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Nanjing Normal University in 1960 and was trained by famous painters such as Fu Baoshi,…
Yang Yuhua (1930) was originally from Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. Ms. Yang graduated from the Painting Department of the Nanjing University of the Arts in 1955. The year after graduation, she won the…
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 Crafts Painting Department of Nanjing University of Arts, from which he graduated in 1982. Yang is…
Yang Ziqiang (1929) was born in Huxian County, Shaanxi Province. In 1950, he was admitted to the Fine Arts Department of Northwest Art College (later changed to Northwest Art College, Xi'an Academy…
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 Qiaoyun (1931) alias Yao Qiao ((姚巧) was born in Shanghai. In 1949, Ms. Yao was admitted to the Painting Department of the Hangzhou National Academy of Art (the predecessor of the China Academy of…
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 Youduo (1937-2001) was a native of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. Since childhood, he loved painting and showed outstanding talents. When he was young, he devoted himself to the creation of comics…
Yao Youxin (1935-1997) was born in Huzhou, Zhejiang Province. He was engaged in fine art creation since 1949. He was a professional painter in the Shanghai East China Fine Arts Publishing House in…
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 Shanghai People's Fine Arts…
Ye Dechang (1933) 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 Qizhang (1938) is from Shanghai. He graduated from the Shanghai Normal School of Fine Arts in 1956, graduated from the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in 1968, and later taught at the Zhejiang…
Ye Ruiwei (1957) was born in Jianyang County, Sichuan Province in 1957. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Southwest Normal University in 1983. In 2000, he was selected as a professor of…
Ye Wulin (1944) was born in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province. In 1964, he entered the Oil Painting Department of the Central Art Academy. From 1964 onwards, he participated in various political movements and…
Yi Zhong is a pseudonym, used 1969-1970 by Xu Chunzhong (徐纯中) and Chen Yifei (陈逸飞).
Yin Fukang (1927) was a native of Nanjing. In July 1949, after the liberation of Nanjing, he was introduced by a friend to go to Shanghai to participate in the work of the East China Pictorial (华东画报…
Yin Hong (1962) was from Yongxin, Jiangxi Province. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Jiangxi Normal University with a bachelor's degree in 1986.
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 Yibin, Sichuan 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…
Yin Yi (1954) was a native of Shandong Province, known for his Chinese paintings and comic strips. In 1970, he was drafted into the army as a literary and artistic soldier with expertise in fine arts…
Ying Tao (1925-2012), formerly known as Yang Junsheng (杨筠生), was from Zhaoxian, Hebei Province. He graduated in 1947 from the Art Department of the Art Academy of the North China United University…

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