Yu Chengyao

Taiwan 1898 - 1993


Yu Chengyao
Yu Chengyao
April 3, 2013
Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.

Yu Chengyao was born in 1898 in Fujian, set aside his brush at an early age to join the National Revolutionary Army, and rose to become a General during the Sino-Japanese war. At the age of fifty-six in 1954, Yu created his first painting; he drew upon topographical knowledge from his military days, and painted nostalgic memories of China’s majestic landscapes in a realistic style. Inspired by his extensive travels, Yu looked to nature as his teacher.

Featured image: Yu Chengyao – Mountain greenery – image via sothebys