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, 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.
In 1987, Liang moved to the United States where he began a long and successful career creating visual art for the entertainment and animation industries, which included the Walt Disney and Nickelodeon Studios. In early 2002, he diverted his career from animation to fine art and has received vast recognition.
Master Signature Member, Oil Painters of America; Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association; Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club
Magazines: American Art Collector, Art of the West, Southwest Art and American Artist Magazine
Edgar Payne Award for Best Landscape in California Art Club 104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
Artist Award in Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale
Juror’s Best of Show-38th Annual C.M. Russell
Art-Talk Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America Juried Exhibition
People’s Choice Award, 6th Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Event in Bowers Museum
“Best of the Show” American Impressionist Society’s 4th Annual Juried Exhibition