Cao Wen (曹汶)

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CaowenCao Wen (1926-2022) was born in Anqiu, Shandong Province. Before his graduation from the National Central Art Academy in Nanjing in 1945, he studied for a number of years with individual artists all over China, including in Xi'an. In the period 1950-1955, he worked for the propaganda section of the Nanjing Municipal Public Security Bureau. From 1955 onward, he worked in a number of administrative and creative capacities within the art world of Nanjing.

Cao was mainly known for his landscape painting.

Beijing yuyan xueyuan Zhongguo yishujia cidian bianweihui, Zhongguo yishujia cidian -- Xiandai diyi fence (Changsha: Hunan renmin chubanshe, 1981) [in Chinese]

Michael Sullivan, Modern Chinese Artists - A Biographical Dictionary (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006)

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

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