Yingzhao Liu is one of Chinas
best known realist painters. Working
in a style that is most accurately described as Magical
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,
In 2000 he attained professorship and taught the Mastery of Oil
Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design at Tianjian University.
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
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