Yu Qihui woodblock painting art gallery. /俞启慧版画艺术馆。
[Photo provided by China Port Museum]中国港口博物馆供图
By Jin Lu
A woodblock painting art gallery named after Yu Qihui, a renowned Chinese woodcut artist, was recently inaugurated in Beilun district, Ningbo.
Born in 1934, Yu Qihui taught at the East China Campus of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, which is now known as the China Academy of Fine Arts, after graduating from the school in 1960.
His works have won numerous national and provincial art awards and are in the collections of the National Art Museum of China, the British Museum, the European Woodblock Print Foundation, the Ashmolean Museum of Oxford University, and Japan’s Kanagawa Museum.
Since 1994, Yu has lectured in cities including Paris, Campbell, London, and Los Angeles, making outstanding contributions to the promotion of Chinese culture.
"My hometown is where my roots are. It is also the source of inspiration for my wood carvings," said Yu Qihui while attending the art gallery's inauguration ceremony.
To date, Yu has donated more than 400 woodblock paintings to Beilun. The new gallery is open to the public every day except Mondays, free of charge.