Yingzhao Liu is one of Chinas
best known realist painters. Working in a style that is most
accurately described as Magical Realism, Liu reaches
for a sense of heightened reality in each painting. He paints
still lifes of classical antiquities, which are
depicted against decorative backgrounds.
Liu was born in 1956 in Heilongjang province and drew as a child.
He received a B.A. in Oil Painting at Harbin Normal University
and a Masters degree of Fine Arts at Luxun Academy of Fine Arts,
China. In 2000 he attained professorship and taught the Mastery
of Oil Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design at Tianjian
Liu has had numerous paintings
auctioned by both Christies of Hong Kong and Butterfields
San Francisco. His work has been featured in
numerous art publications such China Oil Paintings, American
Art Collector, Art of The West,
Art Observer and Northern Art. His beautiful highly rendered
paintings have been in major Exhibitions in America, Taiwan,
Indonesia, Macco, Japan,
England and Malaysia. His achievements have been widely reported
by newspaper, television and radio throughout China.