Kuo-sung Liu (Bangbu, Anhui Province 1932 - )


Liu Kuo-sung is universally recognized as one of the earliest and most important advocates and practitioners of modernist Chinese painting. He moved to Taiwan from China in 1949 and in 1956 graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the National Taiwan Normal University, in which he studied both traditional brush-and-ink and Western-style painting techniques. As one of the co-founders of Taiwan’s Fifth Moon Painting Society (Wuyue huahui) in 1957, Liu Kuo-sung sought a new approach to art, which was inspired by both traditional Chinese painting as well as modern styles and techniques, such as Abstract Expressionism. By the mid-1960s, Liu gradually developed his own pictorial formulae, in which he combines ink painting with collage and applies ink and color on special paper.

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