The "Chinese Women's Calligraphy and Painting Fair" established in Shanghai on April 29, 1934 is the first women's Art Association in China, which was spontaneously formed by a group of like-minded and coquettish women calligraphers and painters. Ms. Li Qiujun (Mr. Zhang Daqian's confidant), Lu Xiao
Ms. Man (Mrs. Xu Zhimo, a famous poet), Ms. Wu Qingxia, a famous artist, and Ms. Pan Yuliang, a group of talented female painters and calligraphers at that time, were active members of the association, and Ms. He Xiangning served as honorary president of the association. The Calligraphy and Painting Association was located at 158 Zhongzheng North Second Road (Shimen Second Road) in Shanghai and did not stop its activities until 1949. In the meantime, the Society edited and published four special issues of "Chinese Women's Calligraphy and Painting". Its membership grew to more than 200 people, making it the largest women's art group in the history of Chinese art.
In the middle of the Republic of China, under the influence of the First World War and the impetus of the modern art movement, new art associations began to emerge. Compared with the May 4th period, when the appearance of the associations was relatively single, they began to diversify, specialize, modernize and sexualize. During this period, Shanghai, as one of the most active art associations in the country, had the largest number of associations. From the end of the 19th century to 1949, the number of painting associations in Shanghai alone accounted for more than one third of the total number of painting associations in the country. Many of these associations are well-known in China's modern art circle, and have far-reaching influence on the development of Chinese art and have their own characteristics. The "Chinese Women's Painting and Calligraphy Fair" established on April 29, 1934, is the first women's Art Association in China. It is also the earliest, strongest, largest and longest folk women's painting festival in the history of Chinese women's art. It is the symbol of the awakening of group consciousness of Chinese women painters. In the 1930s, there were only more than ten associations known as "China", such as the Chinese Artists'Union, the Chinese Painting Association, the Chinese Fine Arts Association, the Tokyo Branch of the Chinese Left-wing Artists' Union, and the Chinese Women's Painting and Calligraphy Association. Most of them were male-dominated art associations, while only the Chinese Women's Painting and Calligraphy Association was called by women's gender. Women's Calligraphy and Painting Club was named "China". Compared with some art associations named "China", in the old China period, it highlighted the courage of women's associations to be the first in the world, and also embodied the original intention and idea of the association. It can be said that the Chinese Women's Calligraphy and Painting Association is a milestone in the history of the development of Chinese art associations.
The Chinese Women's Painting and Calligraphy Association was initiated by Feng Wenfeng, Li Qiujun, Chen Xiaocui, Gu Qingyao, Yang Xuejiu , Gu Meifei and was established at No. 890 Haining Road. When the first Congress of colleagues was held, more than 30 well-known calligraphers and painters at sea elected Feng Wenfeng, Yang Xuejiu, Li Qiujun, Tang Guanyu, Yu Danhan, Zhang Shimin, Yang Xueyao, Wu Qingxia and Wu Qingxia as the temporary chairmen.
Bao Qiongzhi and Zhu Yanying are executive members, Gu Mofei and Gu Qingyao are documents, Bao Tao is conference recorder, Lu Xiaoman and Ding Yunbi are responsible for propaganda work, and Chen Xiaocui is editor. Since then, Yudanhan, Huang Yingfen, Zhu Yanying, Xu Hui, Yu Jingzhi, Zhou Linxia, Bao Yahui, Xie Yingxin, Xie Yuemei, Pang Zuoyu, He Xiangning, Yu Weidan, Yang Manhua and Fan Chanfen have responded, which can be called an unprecedented gathering of women's art circles in "extremely prosperous moments". Chen Xiaocui also recorded the grand occasion of the Calligraphy and Painting Club in his Complete Works of Cuilou Yincao. The preface of the Painting Exhibition Xiaoji in Volume 8 of Danqing Collection states that Jiaxuchun created a women's painting and calligraphy exhibition on the sea, which was gathered unexpectedly for a while, with 120 people, it can be said to be flourishing. For the sake of poetry, we should keep the claws. Most of the masters and masters of women's painting and calligraphy at that time were gathered in the painting and calligraphy fair, including Li Qiujun, Gu Qingyao, Bao Yahui, Gu Fei, Fan Chanfen, Pan Su, Wu Qingxia and Yu Zhizhen, and Chen Xiaocui, with the characteristics of ladies'paintings, and Pan Yuliang, a female artist with the expertise of Western painting. Fang Junbi, Guan Zilan, etc. These female artists have certain influence not only in Shanghai, but also in the whole country.
Sixty-six years later, the Chinese Women's Calligraphy and Painting Association (CWCPA) was re-registered in November 2015 with the support of enthusiastic businessmen, financial, educational and collectors. The newly-born Chinese Women's Painting and Calligraphy Association is spontaneously composed of young and middle-aged Chinese female artists living in the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Britain, France, Japan and other places in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao. It is the first and only Chinese women's painting and calligraphy art in the world today. Artists International Art Organization, aiming to inherit the eldest son
The lofty realm of Chinese female artists from generation to generation carries forward the artistic style of great independence and distinct personality, and contributes to the enhancement of artistic sentiment and artistic popularity of contemporary Chinese female painters and calligraphers, the prosperity of national cultural and artistic undertakings and the realization of the great Chinese dream of rejuvenating the Chinese nation.