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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Daily LIFT #1116

Chairman Mao sculpture, Liu Kai-chu, People's Republic of China 1961 -- Daily LIFT #1116

Liu Kai-chu was a well-known Chinese sculptor, born in 1904. He started studying painting in 1920 and in 1928 went to France to study sculpture. He was a vice-chairman of the Chinese Artists' Union and vice-director of the Central Institute of Fine Arts when he did this piece.

In I952 he was one of various noted artists from all parts of the country to work on the massive reliefs on the Monument to the People's Heroes in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The monument was completed in 1958.


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