Calvin Liang was born in Canton, China. He began painting in high school and
completed his art education at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, which is
recognized as one of China's most prestigious and competitive art academies.
In China his skills as a fine artist were applied to the theatrical industry
where he designed and created sets for operas and musical dramas for the
Canton Opera Institute. Liang moved to the United States in 1987 and
continued his profession as a full-time artist. He had a long and successful
career creating visual art for the entertainment industry in animation,
which included the Walt Disney Studios and Nickelodeon Studio where he
worked for the Little Mermaid and SpongeBob Squarepants. However he decided
to quit working for the studios to pursue a full-time career as a fine
artist, painting themes of his choosing. Since leaving his animation career
in early 2002, Liang has definitely been noticed. His accomplishments
include winning several top awards in important exhibitions including
Juror's Best of Show-38th Annual C.M. Russell 2006, "Art-Talk Award of
Excellence" Oil Painters of America Juried Exhibition 2005, "People's Choice
Award" 6th Annual Laguna Plein Air Painter Association Invitational 2004,
"Best of Show" Plein Air Painting Event in Bowers Museum 2002, and "Best of
Show" American Impressionist Society's 4th Annual Juried Exhibition 2002.
Thus assuring his position as one of the nation's leading artist. National
art magazines also took notice. In 2004 Liang's work graced the cover of Art
of the West's special 16th Anniversary Edition; and in 2006, 2007 and 2008
he had a full feature article in American Art Collector Magazine. Also he
received a full feature articles in Southwest magazine in 2005, American
Artist magazine in 2005 and American Artist Workshop magazine in 2007.
Calvin Liang ia a Master Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and
American Impressionist Society and a Signature Member of Californiz Art Club
and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.
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