Cao Chunsheng

Cao Chunsheng, who is a famous Chinese sculptor,was born in 1937 in Shenyang and Manchu nationality. Mr. Cao was recommended to Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) when he was 20 years old, and he was sent by the government to study in Sculpture Department of Repin Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad of former USSR in 1959. In 1964, Cao Chunsheng returned and began to teach at Sculpture Department of CAFA. He once took on position of Dean of the Sculpture Department.

At present, Cao Chunsheng hold the offices of professor of Sculpture Department of CAFA, member of the National Urban Sculpture Construction Steering Committee, honorary director of Art Committee of the National Urban Sculpture Construction Steering Committee, honorary chairman of Chinese Sculpture Institute, deputy director of Sculpture Committee of Chinese Artists Association, honorary associate professor and honorary doctorate of Repin Academy of Fine Arts of Russia. Cao Chunsheng also enjoys the special allowance of the State Council of China. Cao Chunsheng’s works have been selected to show on national exhibitions for several times and won prizes. For many times, he has been abroad to do investigation, make research, give lectures and hold solo shows. He has been to Europe, America, Japan, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to do academic exchange. Cao’s representative works include Lenin, Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, as well as group sculpture Inspiration—Greater National Union, a large-sized clay group sculpture Indignation of Serfs. Cao also participated in creation, design and production of large-scale sculpture projects such as Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, The Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese War Monument, Eight Fighters Martyr Memorial, and received awards.

    As a significant exhibition for the 10th anniversary of the park, Literary Talent and Moral Integrity--The 60th Anniversary of Cao Chunsheng’s Art Career Exhibition was held in Changchun Sculpture Gallery. The exhibition displayed 66 pieces of brilliant sculptures and 138 pieces of painting works in his 60 years of art career. Changchun urban sculpture construction was in the period of rapid growth in the end of 20 century, Mr. Cao made outstanding achievements for the development of Changchun urban sculpture and gave valuable suggestions at that time.