Fei Shengfu (费声福)

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feishengfuFei Shengfu (1927-2009) was from Shanghai. He was born into a wealthy family and loved painting since he was a child. Later, the family declined and they moved to Shanghai. In order to make a living, young Fei Shengfu worked at a YMCA in Shanghai. On the one hand, the money he earned was used for living expenses. On the other hand, he used it to pay for tuition to learn painting in Zhang Chongren's studio in 1944. The Chinese young man Zhang in the Belgian comic "The Adventures of Tintin" and "Blue Lotus", which is best-selling around the world, is based on Zhang Chongren. He graduated from the Drawing Department of the Central Art Academy in 1952. He was among the first batch of talented students to graduate from the Central Academy of Fine Arts after liberation. His original ambition was to be China's Kollwitz, but due to work needs, he was assigned to the (人民美术出版社, Renmin meishu chubanshe) and asked to do comic books. Here, he gradually got promoted, starting as a designer to become head of the editorial group. Because of his solid basic skills, when the People's Fine Arts Publishing House assigned tasks, they often tasked him to paint realistic themes, especially industrial themes. In order to experience life, he traveled to almost all the important industrial bases in China at that time, such as the Daqing Oil Field, the Shijingshan Steel Works, the Changxindian Locomotive Manufacturing Factory, the Fushun Coal Mine, the Kailuan Coal Mine, the Jiang'an Railway Factory and other places. In 1985, he transferred to the China Comic Strip Publishing House, where he headed the editorial office of China Comic Strips (中国连环画, Zhongguo lianhuanhua).

Fei was specialized in comic strips, for which he received numerous prizes.

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

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