Hidden Mao: Gu Yuan and Communist Woodcut



In 1952 the All-China Federation of Literary and Arts Circles dispatched a group of artists and writers to the front of the Korean War, the conflict between North and South Korea. Among the group visiting Korea was the artist Gu Yuan, then a member of the national committee of the federation. Gu Yuan made a number of sketches and drawings in the battlefield and designed several woodprints based on these drawings after returning to Beijing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Art and Art HistoryUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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