Liu Dan (born in Najing, 1953) is a living master of ink painting. From a very young age he studied Confucian classics, poetry, and calligraphy with his grandfather. As an adult he contiued to study traditional painting at Jiangsu Academy of Chinese painting, and in 1981 he moved to the United States where he stayed for 25 years. His early years of study coupled with his time in the west formed his very personal style. Liu Dan’s work is in the collections of The Arthur M. Sackler Museum of the Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Musée Guimét, Paris; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; Andrew Mellon Foundation, New York, NY. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
"About Beauty," MUSEUM FUR OSTASIATISCHE KUNST, Berlin-Dahlem, In Cooperation with the House of World Cultures, Berlin
"Still Expression: Recent Flower Paintings by Liu Dan," THE CHINESE PORCELAIN COMPANY, New York
"Ink Handscroll," SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART, San Diego
"Alternative Visions," THE GALLERY AT TAKASHIMAYA, New York, Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokohama and Osaka
Image: Liu Dan, 巫山无畴 (The Incomparable Wu Mountain), 2014 (detail)