羲之堂 Xi Zhi Tang Gallery

About

    Liu Yong (Chinese: 劉墉; pinyin: Liú Yǒng; Wade–Giles: Yung Liu; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lâu Iông; born February, 1949) is a Chinese educator, novelist, painter, and philanthropist. He founded the Shui Yun Zhai Cultural Enterprises and has built over 40 schools in rural China.[citation needed]

    He has written over 100 books[citation needed] that range from non-fiction essays to novels. Liu is a best-selling author in Mainland China and Taiwan.[citation needed] His books have been translated into English, Korean, Vietnamese, and Thai. Liu has toured Mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore to speak on educational topics. A chapter from one of Liu's many motivational books for adolescents is included as a potential reading-aloud test topic on the Putonghua Proficiency Test.[1]

    Liu has held over 30 solo exhibitions,[citation needed] and his paintings have been collected by museums across Asia and Europe. Sotheby’s, which regularly auctions his works, describes his unique style as the combination of utilizing ancient techniques, developing a contemporary manner, and contemplating philosophical thoughts. He commonly uses fine lines and delicate brushstrokes to depict landscapes, birds, and flowers. His “boneless style" is adorned to be one of the best achievements in Chinese fine arts history.