Liu Da Wei
Born in Shandong in 1945 Liu graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Inner Mongolia Normal University in 1968. His family had been moved to Baotou when he was a teenager and he worked for the propaganda department there, producing artworks in ink and illustrations and story strips for the newspaper.
He focused on the lives of minorities living in the North West of China.
In 1978 he joined the re-opened Central Academy of Fine Arts for further study on ink painting and has continued to paint 'minority life' in his work, winning several prestigous awards. He was appointed head of the art department at the PLA Academy of Art in 1987 and has served as President of the China Artists Assosciation.
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