Feng Zikai (1898-1975) was a pioneer of modern Chinese comics and cartoon art, as well as a writer and art educator. He was born on Nov 9, 1898 in Shimen town in Tongxiang county.
He traveled and studied in Japan in 1921. The next year, taking the best from Chinese and western painting styles, Feng published his first Chinese comic book - Zikai Comic.
He moved to Jiaxing in Zhejiang province and published a series music books. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Feng successively served as president of the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy and executive director of the China Art Association.
He translated more than 160 foreign language books. In addition, there are seven volumes of Feng Zikai Collections.
A visitor enjoys the painting by Feng Zikai. [Photo/IC]