Gu Pu (1923) was born in Shanghai. In his younger years, he studied Chinese painting and seal carving. At the time of the anti-Japanese War, he worked in the liberated areas of Jiangsu and Shandong, editing and publishing art sections of publications. In the early 1950s, he returned to Shanghai, first working in the art section of the East China Publishing House, later editing the 华东画报 (East China Pictorial). In 1956, he went to work in Beijing, heading the editorial board of the journal 漫画 (Cartoons) and the Design Group of the People's Fine Arts Publishing House. At the end of his career, he became advisor of the People’s Fine Arts Publishing House and editor of 儿童漫画 (Children’s comics). Gu is a cartoonist and a seal carver.
The poster 'Resolutely expose and criticize the 'Gang of Four's' crimes of surpressing the movie 'The Builders' and negating the red banner of Daqing', which was published in 1977 after the downfall of the Gang of Four, was designed by Gu in collaboration with Lin Kai and Wang Jiao.