'Huang Yongyu is a Professor at the Central Art Academy in Beijing, an eminent contemporary Chinese artist who visited Australia as a guest of the Australia-China Council in 1981 when the exhibition “Chinese Paintings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties” was on tour.
Born in the Fenghuang district in Hunan Province, from the age of 16 he studied the technique of woodblock printing from Li Hua, and in fact he is primarily known for his work in prints, mainly woodcuts. During the war he fled to Hong Kong and although he returned to China, his work was banned during the Cultural Revolution. Subsequently, he was appointed to the staff of the Central Art Academy where he is now a professor and devoted his career to making prints and book illustrations.
Huang’s bright and breezy style follows traditional Chinese manner in composition, subject and brushwork, but there is some evidence of Western influences in some evidence of Western influences in the colours, shading and chiaroscuro effects.'
‘Contemporary Chinese Painting’. pg.12.
© 1985 Art Gallery of New South Wales
Place where the work was made
ink and colour on paper
95.0 x 178.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed l.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "… Huang Yongyu, the end of the year of Xinyou (1981)"
Signed l.l. corner, in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Huang Yongyu [artist's seal]".
Signed l.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Yongyu [artist's seal]".
Signed l.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "'Lao Huang' (old Huang) [artist's seal]".
Gift from the Australia - China Council 2017
Not on display
© Huang Yongyu
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 3 publications
Jocelyn Chey, TAASA Review, 'Huang Yongyu, Some personal reminiscences', Sydney, Sep 2019, 18-19, 19 (colour illus.).
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Chinese Painting, 'Huang Yongyu', Sydney, 1985, 14 (illus.).
Jackie Menzies, Art of the Brush - Chinese & Japanese painting calligraphy, Sydney, 1995, 14, 14 (illus.). cat.no. 4.2