Cui Jie,Born June 27,1924,Native of Beijing,Senior Industrial Artisan of China,Special-Grade Industrial of Beijing.
Cui Jie entered Furen University in 1943 and began to study painting from the famous artist Guan Guangzhi. After his graduation, Cui worked as a teacher at the same university. In 1949, he switched careers to engage in design and production of drawn-work, a type of embroidery, and became the first professional designer of drawn-work in Beijing after the founding of New China.
Cui has done his best to seek out traditional folk techniques, and combine drawn-work techniques with those of other fields. He has developed a group of new works reflecting the spirit of the times. He has also developed works combining techniques from other fields, such as cross-stitch with batik, cross-stitch with applique, cross-stitch with embroidering, and applique with printmaking.
His works are original in conception, ingenious and novel in composition, and full of essential contemporary characteristics.
His cross-stitch embroidery works "The Bridge on Yangtze River" was collected, and is now displayed in the Great Hall of the People. The embossed damask silk embroidery works "The Bian River Scene in Pure Brightness" was presented by Primer Li Peng as a gift of Chinese Government to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization in 1997.His embossed silk embroidery works "Picture of Six Horses from Zhaolin Mausoleum" won a Gold medal in 2001 China national souvenirs design contest.