Liu Kuo-Sung 刘国松 (b. 1932)

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.


刘国松,1932年出生于中国青州,朱德群是他最早的西洋画启蒙老师。

刘老师被誉为中国现代艺术史的四大名家(赵无极、朱德群、吴冠中、刘国松)之一。刘国松投入毕生精力研究探索,创造出现代形式的水墨技法,对中国现代绘画艺术具有巨大贡献及影响。刘国松也被誉为“现代水墨之父”和“中国现代绘画的先驱”,

刘老师曾经在国内外(包括欧美)重要美术馆举办大型个展80多次,获得世界重要艺术奖项20多项。作品被美国、欧洲、亚洲60多个重要美术馆和机构收藏。刘老师是目前唯一的在世艺术家能够在全世界超过八十家国冢级的美术馆的展览级彔并被收藏。

 

部分重要奖项及荣:

1,1966年获美国洛克菲勒三世基金会两年环球旅行奖;

2,2006年美国哈佛大学邀请演讲-我的创作理念与实践;

3,2007年故宫博物院主办-宇宙心印,刘国松绘画甲子大型回顾展;

4,2010年获世界艺术学院颁发荣誉博士学位;

5,2011年中国艺术研究院颁发的首届中国艺文-终生成就奖。

6,2016年四月廿日荣获的美国艺术与科学学院院士。这个荣誉也是世界最顶端的学术机构。它成立于1780年,创始人是美国的第二任总统John Adam. 刘老师是这两百多年来第一位被选中的华人艺术家。

7,2016年五月四日台湾颁发给刘老师的 “景星勋章“ 表彰他在文化及艺术界长期耕耘与贡献。

 

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