Dawu Yu

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Born1948 (age 74–75)
Beijing, China
Alma materCentral Academy of Fine Arts
  • Artist
  • Picture book writer

Yu Dawu (Simplified Chinese: 于大武;Traditional Chinese: 于大武;pinyin: Yú Dàwǔ; born: 1948) is a Chinese artist, picture book writer, and a member of the China Artists Association.


Yu was born in 1948 in Beijing. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1986. He started working as an art editor and an artist at the People's Fine Arts Publishing House in 1978 before he attended the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Yu serves as a reviewer at the China Fine Arts Publishing Group. He is a member of the China Artists Association and a member of the Beijing Artists Association.

Awards and commendations

  • Ne Zha (哪吒闹海), Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations of the Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre, UNESCO in 1989,[1] Kodansha Publication Culture Award in 1991. The artwork was included in the Complete Works of Modern Art in China (1997).
  • Journey to the West (西游记), Sankei Shimbun Prize for Painting (1994).
  • Dragon Heads Up (龙抬头), presented at the Illustrator’s Exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair (2000).[2]
  • The artwork of One Hundred Thousand Arrows (十万支箭) was collected by the Chihiro Art Museum in Japan.

Picture books

  • Beijing: A Symmetrical City[3]
  • A Bicycle in Beijing (一辆自行车)[4]
  • The Spring in Beijing (北京的春节)[5]
  • Beijing: A Symmetrical City (北京:中轴线上的城市)[6]
  • One Hundred Thousand Arrows (十万支箭), Japan[7] and Korea.[8]
  • Ne Zha (哪吒闹海)[9]


  1. "中国著名画家于大武举办日本连环画展". niigata.china-consulate.org. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
  2. "Deer branded in new Chinese series for children". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2020-07-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Yu, Dawu (2020). BEIJING : a symmetrical city. San Francisco: 1 PLUS Books. ISBN 1-949736-03-2. OCLC 1138598500.
  4. Yu, Dawu (2019). A bicycle in Beijing. New York, NY. ISBN 978-1-4788-6796-8. OCLC 1135857887.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  5. Lao, She, 1899-1966,; 老舍, 1899-1966,. Beijing de chun jie. Yu, Dawu,, 于大武, (Di 1 ban ed.). Beijing. ISBN 978-7-5056-2934-9. OCLC 910515756.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. Yu, Dawu, 1948-; 于大武, 1948- (2012). Beijing : zhong zhou xian shang de cheng shi. 于大武. (Di 1 ban ed.). Beijing Shi: Lian huan hua chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5056-2266-1. OCLC 824702269.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. Jūmanbon no ya : Sangokushi ehon. Tō, Amei, 1953-, U, Daibu, 1948-, 唐, 亜明, 1953-, 于, 大武, 1948-. 岩波書店. 1997. ISBN 4-00-110636-1. OCLC 674858885.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. Tō, Amei, 1953-; 당 야밍, 1953-. Simman kae ŭi hwasal : Samgukchi iyagi. Yu, Dawu, 1948-, Ko, Hyang-ok,, 위 따우, 1948-, 고향옥,. Sŏul-si. ISBN 978-89-535-0014-3. OCLC 970604824.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. Nāja to ryūō. U, Daibu, 1948-, Tō, Amei, 1953-, 于, 大武, 1948-, 唐, 亜明, 1953-. 講談社. 1990. ISBN 4-06-131864-0. OCLC 674672011.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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