Sun Chungui, born in 1951, a native of Longchuan County, Guangdong, is a national calligrapher, an art advisor of the New York Museum of Art, an honorary president of the China International Calligraphy and Painting Association, an honorary president of the Korean Calligraphy and Painting Association in China, a vice president of the Guangdong Lingnan Poetry Society Painting and Calligraphy Institute, an honorary president of the Guangdong Jiping Tang Painting and Calligraphy Institute, secretary-general of the Hong Kong Health Calligraphy Research Association, a president of the Longchuan County Friendship Association in Guangzhou, and a director of the South Yue Museum, and a vice president of the Global Longchuan Hometown Association.
He has loved the art of calligraphy since childhood, and since 1968, he has joined the army, engaged in politics and business. He has been studying calligraphy for more than fifty years, insisting on researching calligraphy and studying a large number of ancient and modern calligraphic texts. His calligraphy is based on the “Two Kings”, and he has been able to learn from all of them. After thirteen years of military life and ten years of working for the Department of Education, he has honed his own style of calligraphy. His cursive works include a 128-meter scroll of Mao’s poems and Sun Chungui’s cursive calligraphy of 300 Tang poems. His works in lower case calligraphy include Mao Zedong’s writings “Old Three Psalms”, “Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra”, “Vajra Paramita Sutra”, “Mahayana Myriad Lotus Sutra”, “Great and Wide Buddha Avatamsaka Sutra”, “Six Ancestors’ Sutra”, and Laozi’s “Tao Te Ching”.
In September 2017, he published a collection of his calligraphy works, which were collected by Guoyen Temple, Donghua Temple, Fengtai Ancient Temple, Longtai Temple, Nanshan Temple and Luhu Temple. The inscriptions of the Golden Tin Staff and the Golden Vase of Purification for Xinxing Guoyen Temple were collected by Guoyen Temple.
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