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.
1917 to 1933 Huang Yao's Early Life
Huang Yao describes some of his childhood in an article entitled, “My Father”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1930s Ding Cong
Huang Yao and Ding cong met in Shanghai in the 1930s as they were both involved in cartoons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.....
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).
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.
May 1934 Niu Bizi
Niu Bizi begins to appear regularly in Xinwen Bao. One account of why Niu Bizi was created was the popularity of cartoon strips. When Xinwen Bao found out that Huang Yao could paint, they asked him to do a cartoon strip.