Yang Yongqing (1928, 2011) plain sand presses down Shanghai Pudong new developed area person, be good at illustration of picture of woodcut, China, books. Have successively held the posts of Hua Dongqing early or late year, editor of art of press of children of teenager of Chinese youth, China, read and edit, publish woodcut more than 100, work is collected by the much home such as Chinese art gallery. Award nomination and China publish Andersen of first prize of art of decide on awards through discussion of books of children of teenager of Cenghuo whole nation, international arrange a variety of honorary award, committee of job of the generation below the children worker that catchs Coordination Committee of children of woman of the State Council to have outstanding contribution, care is advanced individual and association of Chinese woodcut home " Lu Xun is numismatic " wait for honorary title.
Mother of funeral of from a child, family circumstances poor, father does miscellaneous work for the person in Shanghai. His hardships ground reads elementary school, go to Shanghai apprentice of profession of a carpenter. When 15 years old, division thanks idle gull gentleman from Shanghai notability painter. When 17 years old, his traditional Chinese painting by income " company of long rainbow picture draws leaf part " . Because the picture is drawn well, he became elementary school teacher, become rustic intellectual. Group of New Democracy youth joins after, throw land reform with paintbrush, cooperate the rustic movement at that time, drew many " revolution " comic. After 1949, his comic begins to be published in the press of Shanghai, he also by Hua Dongqing year press attune goes editing when art.
1952 " face of the aid that fight the United States " , yang Yongqing draws him comic " female tractor hand " the half of 200 yuan of remuneration gives gain come, assist a country to buy plane big gun. At that time is the supply system, every months of allowance has 15 yuan only, 200 yuan can be a king's ransom. The others 100 yuan, he sent endure all kinds of hardships to foster his father, and his father also uses among them most help villager. Soon he moves Beijing, edit when art in press of children of teenager of Chinese youth press, China. That is the period of at the height of power and splendour that comic of revolutionary subject matter publishs, yang Yongqing is accept the task, drew many young hero -- " Liu literature " , " Liu Hulan " , " Wang Er is small " , " Gao Yubao "
1955, yang Yongqing painted the picture of subject matter of a revolution, somebody insists stubbornly, an opposite character is drawn so that resemble Chairman Mao. Be worn " active counterrevolutionary " an exaggerated epithet used to categorize a person. Introduced from the northern and western nationalities or from abroad boast state assures after, circumstances is improved somewhat. After Culture Revolution, because be not drawn for years, begin a picture " red a form of address for one's wife " experienced hand, published 1979 after. After retiring, produced many avalokitesvara picture. Died because of miocardial infarction in Beijing hospital on June 15, 2011, die at the age of is 84 years old.
Character of tradition of Yang Yongqing special skill draws line drawing, masterpiece has " 9 songs grow Qu Yuan roll " , " avalokitesvara statue " etc. Create Yang Yongqing to be drawn in all (17 pieces) children books reachs many illustration more than times 220, an album of paintings of more than kinds of 20 children is published with a variety of character overseas, " higher primary school is graduate " , " advance guard " wait for work income " Chinese burgeoning woodcut 50 years of anthology " wait for a variety of large an album of paintings.