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Cheng Shifa

 
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程十 发

 
     
 

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1921

Cheng Shifa ( 1921-2007 ) was born in June, in Songjiang near Shanghai

 

in Jiangsu Province, China.

   
  Like his parents, he began by studying traditional medicine.
   

1938

He trained at the Shanghai Art College ( traditional Painting department ).

 

 

1941

He graduated from the Shanghai Art College and taught there.

 

 

1942

First Solo exhibition in Shanghai.
   

1949

He made his first comics

 

 

1952

He worked for People-s Art Publishing House and became known for his books
  illustrations and picture stories.
   

1956

He returned to painting while teaching at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts.

   

1959

He won the 2nd Prize at the International Illustrated Book Exhibition in Leipzig.

   

2005

The Ministry of Culture awarded him the honorary title of People's Artist,

 

for his paintings of Yunnan Minorites.

   

2007

He passed away on June 17, at the Shanghai hospital, at the age of 86.

 

He donated 80 paintings to his hometown, and 122 works to the Shanghai  

 

Academy of Art.

   
 

The Cheng Shifa Museum near the Xilin Temple in Shanghai bears his name

 

and exhibits 23 works he has donated.

   

2017

A 7000M2 Museum is under construction in the Changning district

 

to showcase the 122 works bequeathed to the Shanghai Academy of Art.

   
   
 

Danièle Sicard

 
 

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Cheng Shifa   Birds in Plantain Leaves   1978 Album leaf; ink and colour on paper ©  Ashmolean Museum
 

 

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