His original name was Run, and he was also known as Ren. His poetic name was Zikai, pen name TK, born in Chongde County (now Tongxiang County). He was a modern painter, writer, and art educator. In the early years, he studied painting and music from Master Hongyi (Li Shutong) and was deeply influenced by his Buddhist thoughts. After the May 4th Movement, he began to create the comics. His early comic works were mostly originated from realistic themes with "gentle satire". Later he often used ancient poetry to create new paintings. He especially focused on children's themes. With the simple and meaningful style, his comic is a bridge between the communication of literature and painting. In April 1975, Feng Zikai returned to his hometown to visit relatives and friends, and made a lot of paintings as gifts for them. On September 15 of the same year, he died in Shanghai and the ashes were placed in the Longhua Revolutionary Cemetery in Shanghai.
There were more than one hundred and sixty kinds of translations of different versions of his works in the past years. Some of the works have been translated into foreign languages and published abroad. There are seven volumes of art and literary of Anthology of Feng Zikai. China Encyclopedia · Chinese Literature commented on its essays: "With nature emotions, simple expressions and flexible forms, his works are fluent and interesting, owning profound meanings in the trivia, and true feelings in the simplicity."
In 1984, in order to commemorate Feng Zikai, local people rebuilt the Yuanyuan Hall on the original site, and displayed the relics, photos, manuscripts and works of Feng Zikai, for visitors at home and abroad.Keyword: