Liu Dawei/ Liu Dawei

China 1945

Realism, Fine Art, Calligraphy

Liu Dawei
Liu Dawei
Male
China
1945

Liu Dawei is especially proficient with figure painting. Most of his paintings are well known for reflecting the daily life of the Northwest minority races of China. Many of Lui Dawei’s painting have competed in national and international art competitions where they have won over 30 awards. One of Mr. Liu’s paintings was chosen as a national gift that President Jiang Zemin gave to the leaders of Japan on his 1992 State Visit to Japan.

Liu Dawei was born in 1945 in Zhucheng, Shandong Province and graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Inner Mongolia Normal University.  He continued his studies at the Chinese Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts following which he studied with Ye Qianyu, Jiang Zhaohe, and other well known Chinese artists.

He has a solid mastery of basic skills of drawing, makes great efforts to be innovative and is good at fine brushwork and freehand brushwork. After long-term practice of artistic creation, he has gradually formed his own artistic style with distinct individual features, whose works are well-painted and profound with strong living flavors. His works are famous for reflecting the living styles of northern minority nationalities and major historic subject matters.

In the past few decades, a number of Liu’s paintings have been shown in China, the U.S.A., Japan, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Having been awarded more than 30 times, Liu is the artist who gained the largest number of prizes. He is also one of the most accomplished and influential artists in China. His works have been used as official gifts to foreign government leaders by President Jiang Zemin. Liu also led official delegation to visit the U.S.A., Japan and Spain.

Mr. Liu is now Vice President of the China Artist Association as well as Director of the Fine Arts Department at the PLA Academy of Arts plus numerous other Chinese Art Societies.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
20156 th  Beijing International Art Biennale (forthcoming)Beijing, ChinaGroup
2014Colorful Beijing and Chinese DreamBeijing, ChinaGroup
2013Paint China with ColorNational Art Museum of China - NAMOC, BeijingGroup
2013Beauty between Spain and ChinaArt Museum, Shaanxi Province, ChinaDuo
2012Creative Cities Collection Fine Arts ExhibitionBarbican Art Gallery, LondonGroup
2011The 30-Year Retrospective Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting Poly Art Museum, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2011Chinese Spring #1Stieglitz, AntwerpenDuo
201020 Artists’ Chinese Claborate-style Painting Works ExhibitionNational Art Museum of China - NAMOC, BeijingGroup
2009INK SOCIETYSunshine Museum, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2009KICK - T-ART PLAYERS' EXHIBITIONM50 Creative Garden Shanghai, ChinaGroup
2009CONTEMPORARY CHINESE FIGURE PAINTINGS BY DISTINGUISHED MASTERSWan Fung Art Gallery, Hongkong, ChinaGroup
2009MEMORY OF REVOLUTIONLiu Hai Su Museum, Shanghai, ChinaGroup
2008Generation C: New Chinese Photomedia in an Age of ChangeAustralian Centre for Photography, Sydney, NSWGroup
2008OPENING CEREMONY OF NEW BEIJING WAN FUNG ART GALLERY & EXHIBITION OF SELECTED PAINTINGS BY CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ARTISTSWan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2007Reality and Fabrication798 Photo Gallery, BeijingGroup
2007THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF WAN FUNG ART GALLERYWan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, ChinaGroup