Peasant Painting is the Chinese folk art of southeastern Yangtze
River area of Shanghai. The paintings are done by peasants, integrating
the folk arts of printing and dyeing, embroidery, paper cutting,
wood carving, and cook stove painting, and depict the peasant's
colorful customs and daily life. This folk art was born in 1972,
under the guidance of a professional painter Wu Tongzhang. A group
of women who were good at embroidery and weaving used the paper
as the cloth, the painting brush as the needle and created
this rustic art. This folk art has been popular since late
1970s. Jinshan Peasant Painting made its international debut
in the Expo 1980 in Brussels, Belgium.
Peasant Painting Academy was founded in 1989. It has over a hundred
peasant painters. More than 6000 pieces of peasant paintings
have been exhibited in China and some 20 countries, over 300
pieces are collected by national galleries such as Chinese Art
Gallery, and the Research Institute of Chinese Paintings.
was recognized as "the hometown of modern folk art".