Painter has first solo show on mainland
Updated: 2015-05-15 08:29
By Liu Xiangrui(China Daily)
Liu Yung's paintings are being exhibited at the Art Museum of Beijing Art Academy. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Liu graduated from National Taiwan Normal University and became an art teacher at Taipei Municipal Chenggong High School.
Liu was invited to take part in the Exhibition of Famous Contemporary Artists by the National Museum of History in Taipei.
Liu was invited to the United States to lecture at the recommendation of the Government Information Office of the Taiwan administration and the National Museum of History in Taipei.
Liu became an artist in residence and taught at St. John's University in New York.
He published Ten Thousand Mountains, which took him 13 years to paint and write.
Liu was named "the best-selling author in Taiwan of the past decade" based on a survey conducted by Kingstone Bookstore in Taiwan. His book Look into an Open Life was voted the most influential book of the year.
Liu donated to a New York-based educational charity foundation to build more than 10 primary schools in Sichuan province in memory of his mother.
He sold his work Torrents for 1.38 million yuan ($222,500) and donated the money to Orbis, an international charity organization dedicated to eye diseases.
The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei obtained Liu's work Thunder for its collection.
Liu's paintings officially entered the Chinese mainland art market. A group of five paintings, including Moonlight in the Pine Groves, sold for 1.81 million yuan at an auction in Beijing.
Liu's work Night Blooms sold for HK$1.38 million ($177,991) by Poly Auction Hong Kong.