Prof. Liu Wen San

Sunrise     Oil on canvas     2008

Born in Tainan, Taiwan 1939 and graduated from Taiwan National Art University 1966. Recipient of a grant from US government to study and research on art and museums in USA in 1979. He was the art professor of Tainan Normal University for 20 years, Zhang Rong University, Taiwan, and a visiting Professor for Europe Asia Institute. To date, he has more than 10 publications on his art and on Taiwan folk art culture to his credit.

Liu Wen San is a practicing artist for more than 50 years. He has held 42 Solo exhibitions in Taiwan, Japan, America and Penang and numerous group exhibitions in the various important art centers and museums locally in Taiwan and abroad.

He has received acclaims as the master of contemporary art in Taiwan as the painterly and expressive quality of his work reflects the artistic strength of Taiwan. Prof. Liu Wen San’s paintings are in the collections of  the national and state museums and galleries in Taiwan and abroad including the Taiwan National Art Museum, Taiwan National Historical Museum, Taiwan State Art Gallery, Tainan Art Center, California Art Center at Shiverport and Penang State Art Gallery as well as numerous cooperate and private collectors.

刘文三教授
现任台湾
·长荣大学视觉艺术系(所)教授,主授水彩画与油画创作。並担任槟城·欧亚大学艺术研究所客座教授,主授艺术理论。水彩画、油画创作近50年,作品曾在台湾、日本、美国与槟城展出,个人画展42次。画作曾被多处美术馆与私人收藏。刘文三创作理念,注重色彩与空间层次的相互运用,强调笔触肌理与空间力动的关系,画中的意象,隨觉而产生律动的和谐,形成形与色的美感。重要作品有:槟城市政大厅槟城印象槟城清晨渔舟”,“槟城旧街等。