Calvin Liang – Biography
Calvin Liang was born in Canton China, and first began painting in high school. He 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 as 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 Walt Disney Studio and Nickelodeon Studio. He put in a semester in college learning the ins and outs of animation, and eventually helped bring “The Little Mermaid” and “Cinderella Stories” to life. He was later employed to Nickelodeon, working on “Angry Beavers” and “SpongeBob”. Ultimately, however, Liang became fascinated by the beautiful California landscape and transformed himself into a fine artist, painting themes of his choosing. Now his well-known sailboats crashing through the waves, to the rocky California coastline, to Spanish missions of centuries-past, Calvin Liang’s masterful oils never fail to impress and inspire. Rediscover beautiful land and seascapes through Calvin’s eyes. He was a master signature member of Oil Painters of America, a signature member of California Art Club and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. He is the recipient of numerous art awards.
See more of Calvin’s art on his website.