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1777

1777 - 1848 Huang Antao - Huang Yao's Great-Great Grandfather

1777 - 1848 Huang Antao - Huang Yao's Great-Great Grandfather

Once I went to a bookstore because of an appointment to look at some paintings. I did not expect that among the paintings I would find something written by my great-great grandfather, Huang Antao.

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1917

1917 to 1933  Huang Yao's Early Life

1917 to 1933 Huang Yao's Early Life

Huang Yao describes some of his childhood in an article entitled, “My Father”.

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1917

1917 Birth year of Huang Yao

1917 Birth year of Huang Yao

On his birthday 11 Feb 1975 (Lunar calender year), he painted the above painting and wrote on it that he was 59 years old (Chinese calculation is a year older), which made him born in 1917.There have been a number of accounts that Huang Yao was born anywhere between 1911 and 1917.

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1930

1930s Xu Beihong

1930s Xu Beihong

“Du Yun” produces a type of brown paper, the last time I saw Xu Beihong in Guilin, he liked to use “paper from Du Yun” to paint his horses.

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1930

1930s Qian Huafo

1930s Qian Huafo

Huang Yao wrote that he often had meals with artists such as……. At the vegetarian restaurant of…. In Shanghai. He was the art editor of Shanghai Post and would have had access to such people.

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1930

Huang Yao's Calligraphy

Huang Yao's Calligraphy

All of Huang Yao's calligraphic work was executed upside down; Huang Yao called this Chuyun shu. It is a technique he discovered in his attempt to imitate handwriting of children so as to capture the childlike innocence inherent in human nature, first used with his cartoon Niubizi. Later, through perseverance, diligent practice together with the mastery of writing ancient scripts, he developed a clumsy style of writing that has an ancient feel.

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1930

1930s Guan Liang

1930s Guan Liang

Huang Yao and Guan Liang most likely would have known each other in Shanghai. In Chen Jiying's article, “In Memory of Huang Yao”, he writes that Huang Yao, Ni Yide, Guan Liang, Ye Qianyu and Ding Cong are old friends.

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1930

1930s Huang Yao Seal carved by Wang Shoupeng

1930s Huang Yao Seal carved by Wang Shoupeng

In our records, this seal was carved by Wang Shoupeng (1875-1929). Inscription was probably done by another person as Wang had already passed away in 1930s.

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1930

1930s Ding Cong

1930s Ding Cong

Huang Yao and Ding cong met in Shanghai in the 1930s as they were both involved in cartoons.

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1930

1930s Ye Qianyu

1930s Ye Qianyu

Huang Yao and Ye Qianyu met in Shanghai in the 1930s as they were both involved in cartoons. They were both on the organizing committee as well as were exhibited at the 1936 First National Cartoon Exhibition in Shanghai.

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1930

1930s Hu Zaobin

1930s Hu Zaobin

With the establishment of the art group ”Li Shi” in 1936, he was one of the founders and served as its chief with membership of over 130 people.

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1930

1930s Ni Yide

1930s Ni Yide

In Chen Jiying article “In Memory of Huang Yao” did mention Huang Yao,Ni Yide, Guan Liang, Ye Qianyu and Ding Cong they are old friends.

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1930

1930s Zhang Henshui

1930s Zhang Henshui

Huang Yao wrote in his article, he got sick rested in Hankou for about a month before Zhang Henshui (colleague in Xin Wen Bao) and him boarded Minsheng’s ship there. He wrote that it took them about 10 days to reach Chongqing.

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1930

1930s Zhang Leping

1930s Zhang Leping

Zhang Leping (1910 - 1992) Cartoonist. 1930s influenced by Ye Qianyu, did cartoons for Shi Dai Man Hua and Du Li Man Hua. During WWII joined Anti-Japanese Cartoon Propaganda Team.

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1930

1930s Wang Yiting

1930s Wang Yiting

The Foundation has discovered an unpublished draft of an article titled, "My painter friend, Wang Yiting". Huang Yao was a regular and often met his friends from the art circle at "Gong De Lin", a vegetarian restaurant (in the 1930s had an upstairs area for painters to gather, paint and have discussions).

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1933

1933 Huang Yao's Outings

1933 Huang Yao's Outings

In Bi Keguan’s “Manhua de Hua yu Hua” (2002), he interviewed a number of pioneer cartoonists. In one of the articles, Mu Yilong, Huang Yao’s colleague said that every Sunday, Huang Yao arranged with him to bring some young friends such as Chen Juanjuan, Ge Zuozhi for an outing. Sometimes Li Yanzhi’s children, Li Huilang and Li Huimin as well as Yan Duhe’s son, Maomao will come along.

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1933

1930s Huang Xingxian

1930s Huang Xingxian

Huang Xingxian (1910-1992), 1910 born on 15th February in Qianyu Village of Gushan Town, city of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China. 1931 he set up a white crane school at Guo Min Road in Shanghai.....

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1933

1933 Huang Yao Assistant Editor

1933 Huang Yao Assistant Editor

In Bi Keguan’s “Manhua de Hua yu Hua” (2002), he interviews Mu Yilong who mentioned Huang Yao began work an assistant editor at Xinwen Bao (Shanghai Post).

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1934

May 1934: Niubizi begins to appear regularly in Xinwen Bao

May 1934: Niubizi begins to appear regularly in Xinwen Bao

One account of why Niubizi was created was the popularity of cartoon strips. When Xinwen Bao.....

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1934

December 22 1934: Huang Yao Seal engraved by Mu Yilong

December 22 1934: Huang Yao Seal engraved by Mu Yilong

Mu Yilong was Huang Yao's colleague at Xinwen Bao ( The News ) in Shanghai. He was also a reknowned photographer.

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