Zhang Leping (张乐平)

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zhanglepingZhang Leping (1910-1992) was born in Haijian, Zhejiang Province. In 1934, he started drawing cartoons. Zhang joined Ye Qianyu and others in 1935 in an anti-Japanese cartoon propaganda team. In the 1950s, he worked for the Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House, the Shanghai-based Liberation Daily [解放日报] and the Shanghai Youth and Children's Publishing House.

Zhang was known for his cartoons and comic strips, which included the famous San Mao [三毛]. In 1974, he collaborated on the design of the poster 'Hello uncles from the People's Liberation Army' with Li Mubai and Jin Xuechen.

Andreas Seifert, Bildgeschichten für Chinas Massen -- Comic und Comicproduktion im 20. Jahrhundert (Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2008)

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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