Between 1947 to 1951 Hong Kong Contradiction Set
Huang Yao produced cartoons in black and white depicting the contradictions in Hong Kong Society. They were published in one of the Hong Kong newspapers. It depicts Hong Kong society in the post war years and there are observations of differences between people of different classes, ages and sexes living in Hong Kong...
Paintings in Foreign Environments
Huang Yao adapted various different Chinese ink painting techniques to paint what he saw and experienced in his travels through Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia.
Paintings in Foreign Environments - Thai Country Living
The country living series were painted between 1951 to 1956 when Huang Yao was living in Thailand. These paintings have people as the main subject with coconut grove, banana plants, pineapple yards, lotus in river and flowing streams as background of the painting.
Paintings in Foreign Environments - Human Figures in Thailand
Most people think that it is difficult to use Chinese ink and brush to paint what you see. This is basically a matter of skillful application of ink and water with the Chinese brush.
Paintings in Foreign Environments - The Old Bangkok City Wall
While I was in Bangkok in the early 1950's, there was a remaining stretch of an old city wall in that city (I wonder whether it is still there?). I had used the Chinese brush and ink painting technique to paint it as it was then.
Human Figure Paintings - Bai Miao
Bai Miao is a technique of using Chinese brush to draw a fine outline of an object. As these lines are drawn with the supple Chinese brush using calligraphy strokes, the lines have a soft feel as well as a rhythmic vigor that is not attainable by the use of pencil, charcoal or other hard instruments.
1950s Xie Bingying
In Xie Bingying’s article, “牛鼻子其人其画”, she writes that she first met Huang Yao in 1957, in Penang, Malaysia.
Between 1947 and 1951 Hong Kong Niu Bizi
Between 1947 and 1951 Hong Kong Niu Bizi or “Newbits” – An Eccentric Chinese Gentleman by Huang Yao This set of cartoon depicts Niu Bizi’s adjustment to life in Hong Kong, reflecting humour in the lives of new immigrants as they encounter new types of consumer goods. Niu Bizi’s look has also evolved and his feet no longer turn inward.
November 23 1950 Hong Kong Identity Card of Wong Ka Tong No 1093705
Hong Kong Identity Card of Wong Ka Tong no. 1093705
1951 to 1956 Children Paintings in Thailand
In the painting 'Mother and Children', the Chinese mother has an infant in her arms, both looking at an active child making noises by twisting the handle of a toy drum with a bead at the end of each of the two short strings.
1951 to 1956 Children Paintings in Thailand 2
Huang Yao was apparently not satisfied with the familiar classical style of the above paintings of children. The reason is probably that the youngsters in the paintings bear too much resem-blance to real children in facial appearances and in proportions of the body.
1951 to 1982 Paintings of Dragons
The mythical noble animal dragon represents the Chinese emperors. It is also one of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. 2012 will be a dragon year...
1956 to 1987 Children's Paintings in Malaysia
There are few paintings of children between 1956-1973. The two paintings below were completed in the1960s style. Huang Yao had forgotten about them until after he moved to Kuala Lumpur when the titles, signatures and seals were then added in the early 1980s.
1956 to 1977 Huang Yao Seals engraved by Zhang Shiren
In our records, Zhang Shiren had carved 5 seals for Huang Yao.
March 1 1956: Article in Jinri Shijie by Wang Shizhao
Niubizi is a strange man. He was the star during the epoch of the Shanghai cartoons and worked at the newspaper, Xinwen Bao. Who did not know about the cartoonist of the "Niubizi" cartoon series? But who is this cartoonist and what is his true identity? I think what an artist has in his heart will certainly be reflected in his work, thus making his work a direct reflection of himself. My image of Niubizi is a person with a rounded face, a fat physique and may not necessarily be tall.
June 1 1956: Article in The Chinese Student Weekly Hong Kong
Articles are being translated to English at the moment and will be uploaded over time. Original article is available on our link Chinese.
June 28 1956: EXHIBITION OF CARTOONS AND PAINTINGS
Guest of Honour: Zhou Ruiqi Minister of Education, Singapore Exhibition content: 1. Son’s Education, 2. Mister Fluke, 3. Sketch Siam, 4.Malaya Niubizi, (above are not for sale)，5.China ink painting and upside down calligraphy......
July 19 1956: Lectures in Chan Wa High School and Chung Hua High School
Reputed cartoonist, Huang Yao, famed for using his cartoons to depict life, will be making his speeches in the morning of 19th in Seremban at Chan Wa High School and Chung Hua High School...
July 22 1956: Lecture tour of Selangor
(News from Kuala Lumpur on the 22nd) Reputed cartoonist, Huang Yao, creator of "Niubizi", has departed from Singapore to tour Southern Malaysia since last week.
July 23 1956: Lectures in Kuen Cheng Girls School
(Our correspondent reporting from Kuala Lumpur) Famous cartoonist Huang Yao – creator of “Niubizi” cartoon series has departed from Singapore for a tour in Southern Malaysia. He will be giving speeches along his tour around the schools in the region.