Master Liu Guosong was born in Qingzhou, China in 1932. Zhu Dequn was his earliest teacher of Western painting enlightenment.
Master Liu Guosong is named as one of the four famous artists of modern Chinese art history (Zhou Wuji, Zhu Dequn，Wu Guanzhong and Liu Guosong). Liu dedicated his life to the exploration & the invention of the non-traditional ink painting techniques which has great contribution & influence to the Modern Chinese ink paintiong. Liu Guosong was also praised as the “Father of Modern Ink Painting” & “Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting”.
Master Liu has held more than 80 solo exhibitions at art museums around the world & participated in over 100 international exhibitions. He won more than 20 world-class art awards. His work has been collected by more than 80 museums and institutions in the United States, Europe and Asia. Master Liu is the only living artist in the world that has such a fabulous records.
The followings are part of Master Liu Kuo-sung’s awards:
1，1966 First Chinese artist to receive the John D.Rockerfeller Ⅲ Foundation grant to travel around the world for two years;
2，2006 Invited by Harvard University and gave speech on - My Innovation Theory and Practice;
3，2007 " The Universe In The Mind: A Retrospective Of Liu Guosong's 60 Years of Paintings " Exhibition held at The Palace Museum in Beijing;
4，2010 Awarded " Honorary Doctorate " by the World Academy of Arts.
5，2011 Awarded China Arts Award " Lifetime Achievement Award " by the Chinese National Academy of Arts.
6，2016 Awarded an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on April 20,2016. This honor is also the world's top academic institution. Founded by John Adams,the second President of the United States since 1780. Master Liu is the first Chinese artist to receive this honor more than 200 years.
7，2016 Master Liu was honoured on 4 May 2016 "Order of Brilliant Star" in Taiwan for recognition of his lifetime contribution and achievement in art and cultural development.