Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Feng Zikai  丰子恺  
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Feng Zikai

 
 

丰子恺

 
 

 

 

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© Feng Zikai  丰子恺

 
     
     
 
 
 

Vice-Chairman of Joint Federation of Littérature and Arts in Shanghai

 

Feng Zikai ( 1898-1975 ),was born on 9 november in Shimenwan, Zhejiang Province,

 

in China.

   

 

He joined the Zhejiang First Normal School, under Li Shutong 李叔同 ( 1880-1942 ).

   

1915

After graduating he studied Art and music, in Shanghai.

 

 

1920

He co-founded with Liu Zhiping, the Shanghai Private Arts University.

 

 

1921

He travelled to Japan and studied in Kawabata Painting School in Tokyol and discovered
 

the manga with Takehisa Yumeji ( 1884-1934 ).

   

1922

Upon his return, he settled in Shanghai and taught Art and music, in Zhejiang University,

 

and in National Academy of Art, Chongqing.

 

 

  He began to draw manhua inspired by the life of his three children and he published
  his illustrations with commentaries in newspapers which made him famous.
 

His children drawings earned him the nickname of Children artist.

   

1928

He was an editor with Kaiming Press.

   

1960

He was president of Shanghai Academy.
   

1975

He died on 15 September, of lung cancer, in Shanghai.
   

2009

In honor of the artist, the award created to promote Chinese Children's Picture Books

 

was named :The Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award.

   

i2010

His house in Shanghai was converted into a museum.

   

 

The Hong Kong Museum of Art devoted him a large exhibition. (More than 300 works)

2012

12.04 24.05 Imperishable Affection: The Art of Feng Zikai

   
   
 

Danièle Sicard

 

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