Feng Zikai 1898-1975

Well-known both as an author and as a painter. After graduating from Hangzhou First Normal School, he studied music and art in Japan before returning to China in 1922 to teach in Shanghai, and later to work as an editor at the Kaiming Press. It was at this time that his works°–paintings, cartoons, art criticism, and essays°–began to be published. He continued teaching and publishing, and after 1949 held various political posts, including that of chairman of the Shanghai Artists Association

Studies and Biographies:

  • Geremie R. Barmé, An Artistic Exile: A Life of Feng Zikai (1898-1975). California & London:
       University of California Press, 2002.
  • Shuen-shuen Hung, Feng Tzu-k'ai: his art and thoughts. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI, 1988.
  • Christoph Harbsmeier, The Cartoonist Feng Zikai: social realism with a Buddhist face. Oslo:
       Universitetsforlaget, 1984.