About the Artist.

Liu was born in Xi’an, China in 1962, an era enflamed by class conflict. Born into a family of landlords who were at the forefront of criticism and public denouncement, Liu learned from an early age the significance of independence. From the age of four, Liu could be found copying illustrations from his sister’s schoolbooks or painting the people and livestock of his rural neighborhood. For him, every landscape held the potential and challenge to express nature’s beauty.