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Yu Rong (郁蓉) is an award-winning Chinese illustrator of children's picture books, especially known for her use papercutting artwork.

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BiographyEdit

Born in China, Yu Rong first trained as a primary school teacher, then studied for a BA in Chinese Painting and Contemporary Art Design (Nanjing Normal University's Art College) and an MA in Communication and Design (Royal College of Art, London). She now lives near Cambridge, UK.[1]

Awards, honours, exhibitionsEdit

  • 2017 - Nami Concours 2017 Purple Island Award - for Smoke[2]
  • 2016 - Serbia International Bookfair - Illustration Award - for Smoke
  • 2016 - Shenzhen Children's Library Top 10 My Favorite Children's Books - for Summer
  • 2015 - Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award - best picture book - for Smoke
  • 2015 - Chinese Original Picture Books Top 20 - first prize - for Summer
  • 2013 - Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB) - Golden Apple Award - for Free as a Cloud
  • 2013 - Shanghai International Children's Bookfair Golden Pinwheel Awards Grand Jury Prize and Reader's Choice Prize - for Free as a Cloud
  • 2013 - China's 8th National Book Design Exhibition - Best book in children's book category - for Free as a Cloud
  • 2001&2002 - Contemporary Decorative Arts Exhibition, Sotheby's
  • 2000 - RCA Sheila Robinson Drawing Prize
  • 2000 - RCA Graduating Students Book Awards, RCA Final Degree Show
  • 2008 - American Library Association (ALA) - Notatable Children's Book
  • 1999 - The Quentin Blake Award for Narrative Illustration
  • 1999 - The Folio Society Illustration Awards

WorksEdit

  • 2017 - I am Hua Mulan (with Qin Wenjun)
  • 2017 - Free as a Cloud (with Bai Bing)
  • 2017 - Summer (with Cao Wenxuan, tr. Yan Ding)
  • 2016 - Smoke (with Cao Wenxuan, tr. Duncan Poupard)
  • 2016 - Snowflake in My Pocket (with Rachel Bright)
  • 2007 - Tracks of a Panda (with Nick Dowson)
  • 2004 - A Lovely Day for Amelia Goose

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