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Photo 1. Liao Jingwen, mid-1940s.

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Photo 2. Xu Beihong (left), my brother Xu Qingping, and myself in our house at 16 East Shoulu Street, Beijing, 1949. Paper strips on the windows helped prevent the panes from shattering when the People’s Liberation Army besieged the city.

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Photo 3. Xu Beihong (right) with his wife Liao Jingwen and their son Xu Qingping and daughter Xu Fangfang in the house at 16 East Shoulu Street, Beijing, 1953.

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Photo 4. Liao Jingwen and Xu Fangfang in their small storage-room home at 16 East Shoulu Street, Beijing, 1954. A portrait photo of Xu Beihong is in the background.

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Photo 5. Xu Fangfang, Xu Qingping, and Shenpo (Grandaunt) at the moon gate, with the east yard in the background, at 16 East Shoulu Street, Beijing, 1955.

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Photo 6. Xu Beihong’s living room at 16 East Shoulu Street, Beijing, 1954. On the wall is a couplet by Lu Xun rendered in Xu Beihong’s calligraphy. It reads: “Fierce-browed, I firmly defy a thousand pointing fingers; head bowed, like a…

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Photo 7. Xu Fangfang wearing a Young Pioneer’s red scarf, Beijing, 1957.

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Photo 8. The east yard at 16 East Shoulu Street, Beijing, with its entrance to Xu Beihong’s former residence, late 1950s.

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Photo 9. Exhibition gallery in the new courtyard of the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum seen through the new moon gate at 16 East Shoulu Street, Beijing, late 1950s.

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Photo 10. Xu Fangfang (third from left), her piano teacher, and classmates in the front yard of the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, 1960.

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Photo 11. Xu Fangfang in 1960. An additional framed print of this portrait was broken by Red Guards during their raid on the family’s house in August 1966.

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Photo 12. Xu Fangfang (front row, far right), classmates, and CCOM teachers at the Two Seven Locomotive Factory in Changxindian where they worked in April 1966.

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Photo 13. Xu Fangfang (fourth from left) and classmates standing in the Yongding River at Lugouqiao (Marco Polo Bridge), April 1966, supporting each other in the swift current, feeling they could stand up to the challenges ahead.

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Photo 14. Xu Fangfang playing the piano score of the model work, the piano-accompanied cantata The Red Lantern, in the house at Haibo Hutong, Beijing, 1968.

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Photo 15. Xu Qingping and Xu Fangfang at Tiananmen Square, 1968. The slogans in the background read: “Carry the Proletarian Cultural Revolution to the end. Wish Vice Chairman Lin Biao good health.”

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Photo 16. Xu Fangfang playing the violin in front of a mud hut on the 4701 Army Farm, Gegu, 1971. There was no piano on the farm.

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Photo 17. Xu Fangfang (front row, far right) and schoolmates on the 4701 Army Farm, Gegu, 1971.

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Photo 18. Xu Fangfang (right) and schoolmates riding a sleigh on Guanjiang (Pouring River) Lake on the 4701 Army Farm, Gegu, 1971.

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Photo 19. Art students and their parents from California visiting the Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting exhibition in the Denver Art Museum, Denver, January 2012. Xu Fangfang is directly beneath the Xu Beihong photo and Ronald…

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Photo 20. Xu Fangfang in St. Louis.