Wu Junfa (吴俊发)

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wujunfaWu Junfa (1927-2019) was born in Guangfeng, Jiangxi Province. Artistically active since 1943, Wu took the correspondence course of the All-China Woodcut Association and joined the China National Wood Engravers Association in 1946; in the same year, he started his proper education in the Jiangsu Zhengze Art School. While in school, he edited several journals devoted to art, poetry and blockprinting. In 1953, he joined the Jiangsu Provincial Military Region Literary Work Troupe and a year later, he transferred to the Jiangsu Provincial Art Work Office. By 1960, Wu became head of the Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, where he worked as an artist.

Wu was a famous producer of blockprints, whose works have been included in the collection of the China Art Gallery.

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)

Fighting for steel (1960, January)

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