To The Moon – Gallery Talk

Liu Kuo-sung

On March 3, 2020, Elaine Suyu Liu, Director of Loftyart Gallery, will present a guided tour (in Mandarin) on the To The Moon – Liu Kuo-sung Exhibition in rooms 201 – 203 at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.

Liu Kuo-sung (Liu Guosong) has a seal bearing the inscription “A Man of the East, West, South and North” that accurately reflects his career. Internationally recognized and collected by over a hundred museums worldwide, Liu Kuo-sung is at the forefront of Modern Chinese Art.



Liu Kuo-sung, Blue Moon Landscape, 1969 – 1990, Ink and Color on Paper, 151.3 x 224.5 cm © The Liu Kuo-sung Archives

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Taiwan’s National Cultural Award ceremony was held at the Executive Yuan on April 27, 2017. Liu Kuo-sung, artist Cheng Shan-hsi and director Tsai Ming-liang were recipients for this year. Premier Lin Chuan and the Minister Cheng of the Ministry of Culture personally addressed the event and commended Liu Kuo-sung for his contributions to the modernization of Chinese ink painting. Liu Kuo-sung, however, was a bit under the weather and his daughter Liu Lin-hui accepted the honor and expressed thanks on his behalf.

– The Liu Kuo-sung Archives



Premier Lin Chuan and Liu Kuo-sung’s daughter, Liu Lin-hui. Photo: Timothy Chang

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On the afternoon of October 8, 2016, the Father of Modern Ink Painting, Liu Kuo-sung (Liu Guosong) was induced as a foreign honorary member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is the longest-running and most prestigious academic institution on the United States. Presently, the Academy has over 4,000 academicians, including 250 Nobel Laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners, 600 of which are foreign academicians. In addition to scientists and humanists, the Academy s also recognizes writers and artists.

In the Academy’s history, over 60 academician have been Chinese or of Chinese descent, including the educator Hu Shih, the mathematician Tsien Hsue-shen, and the chemist Yuan T. Lee. Liu Kuo-sung was the first to be elected from the Taiwan in the arts and humanities field, and the first Chinese painter to receive this honor.



Liu Kuo-sung at Harvard University, 2016. Photo: Courtesy of The Liu Kuo-sung Archives


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