The Day Begins, coloured woodcut, Wu Chun-fa, People's Republic of China, 1963
At the time it was noted that "Wu Chun-fa was born in the family of a poor farm hand in Kiangsi Province it 1927. He was apprenticed to a carpenter when he was a boy and started wood-engraving in 1942. In recent years he has been trying to apply the traditional methods of Chinese coloured woodblock printing to contemporary themes. At present he is the director of the Kiangsu Province Art Gallery. The Day Begins is one of his mote recent works."