Wang Kun

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Wang Kun was born in Jilin Province of China in 1970.

His legs were paralyzed due to polio at the age of 3. He loved painting since childhood and attended elementary art training at the age of 7. Basic training could not satisfy his strong desire for the study of art, so he sought a higher level of education. Unfortunately, his physical limitations made it impossible to attend art schools or classes that were not in his immediate neighborhood. He had no choice but to learn by himself.

With his family's support and encouragement, he began to find and collect as many resources as possible related to art and began a basic but strict, formal, comprehensive and professional self-training. He moved to Beijing in 1994, and became a professional oil painter. In 1998 he founded WangKun Studio.

A partial list of his awards:

  • 2012 "Classical Fashion Series Ⅰ—Peaceful Instant" and "Red Rhythm" was selected as Jury's Top 50 in the Salon International 2012.
  • 2012 "Classical Fashion Series Ⅰ—Peaceful Instant" was selected as finalists in the Figurative Category in the Art Renewal Center’s International 2011-2012 ARC Salon.
  • 2010 "Beijing Red Leaf" was selected as First Place winner in the Oils category of the Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Competition 2010.
  • 2010 "A Young Girl with Shawl" was selected as a finalist in the Portrait/Figure category of The Artist's Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition.
  • 2010 "Blessing" was selected as one of the top one hundred finalists in the Art Renewal Center’s International 2009-2010 ARC Salon.
  • 2009 "A Toast to Self-Reliance" won the Gold Award in the National Painting and Calligraphy Competition for the Disabled in Beijing, China.
  • 2008 "A Chinese Girl" was selected as one of the top one hundred finalists in the Art Renewal Center’s International 2008-2009 ARC Salon.

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