|Stamp Title:||100th Anniversary of the Founding of CAFA|
|Value in Set：||1|
|Date of Issue:||2018-04-01|
|Designer:||Liu Gang, Yang Jiacheng|
|Size of Stamp:||50×30mm|
|Printer:||Beijing Stamp Printing House|
|Printing Process:||Woodblock overprinting|
Located in Beijing, the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), the only art academy of higher learning directly under the Ministry of Education, was founded in April 1950 by incorporating the National Beiping Art College and the Fine Arts Department of Huabei University. Chairman Mao Zedong inscribed the name for the Academy. The National Beiping Art College could trace its roots back to the National Beijing Art College, the first national art education institution in Chinese history as well as the beginning of modern art education in China, which was founded in 1918 under the initiative of the well-known educationist Cai Yuanpei.
CAFA's main objectives are the cultivation of high-quality professionals who are members of the elite in the arts. CAFA retains a reasonable scale in terms of space and student number, highlighting its academic, experimental, practicing and multi-disciplinary developments, which are suitable for an educational institution for the finer arts today.
CAFA is an academy where culture, history and art flourish. It enjoys the best art resources in the world. CAFA, as a leading institution for modern art education in China, provides the perfect environment for those who wish to gain experience and engage in creative work, and has nurtured quite a lot of famous artists in the past ninety years.
Under the umbrella of CAFA, there are eight schools and colleges. They are the School of Fine Art, School of Chinese Painting, School of Design, School of Architecture, School of Humanities, College of City Design as well as School of Continuing Education and the Affiliated High School of Fine Art. CAFA offers first-rate libraries and studios for its students and teachers.