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Art exhibition in Yan'an marks 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth

2013-12-27 13:47:26



China is celebrating the 120th anniversary of the birth of its founding father Mao Zedong. In Yan’an, a key base of the Chinese Red Army, an art exhibition featuring the Chinese revolution is saluting the late leader.

The exhibition features some 150 paintings and calligraphy created by over a hundred artists.

Together they trace the journey Mao and other revolutionaries travelled along, from the Long March all the way to Yan’an- the cradle of the revolution.

"I’ve painted the Qiankun gulf of the Yellow River, hailed as China’s mother river. This was also a turning point, when Chairman Mao decided to cross the river and march east," said Zhao Zhengchuan, Honorary Chairman of Shaanxi Artists Association.

Born in 1893, Mao Zedong served as Chairman of the PRC from 1949 until his death in 1976, and is regarded as one of the most influential and decisive figures in modern world history.

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