Yu Chengyou, born in Shandong province, is one of today’s most popular Chinese printmakers at home and abroad. His early prints create a strongly traditional atmosphere as he depicts vases, bowls, and fans against a backdrop of calligraphic classical poetry. Since 2000, Yu Chengyou’s focus has shifted to the natural beauty of the Chinese landscape. He serves as deputy director of the Heilongjiang Province Art Museum and is a member of the China Artists Association.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases: it will never pass into nothingness - John Keats