Wu Dacheng was born in Shanghai, China, in May 1945.
He is currently a full-time painter of Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, honorary chairman of the U.S.-China Cultural Industry Center in New York City, vice president of the Painting and Calligraphy Institute of the League of Democrats, vice president of the Shanghai Old Town Hall Painting and Calligraphy Association, director of the Shanghai Overseas Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Institute, member of the Shanghai Artists Association, member of the Shanghai Old Journalists Association, member of the Shanghai Publishers Association, advisor of the Shanghai DAB Painting and Calligraphy Institute, and director of the Zhang Daqian Fengtang Painting and Calligraphy Association.
(a) He has been working as a full-time artist in a professional publishing house for forty years, specializing in Chinese painting figures, mostly of literati warriors, ladies and children, historical stories, Tang poems and Song lyrics, and Taoist and interpretive figures. He is an elegant and handsome artist who insists on the use of calligraphic strokes, with a wide range of subjects, a fresh style, a combination of form and spirit, and a long history of work and writing.
“World Famous Artists in Painting and Calligraphy” and other certificates.
(3) Wu Dacheng is from a famous family and has a rich family background. His grandfather, Wu Jianguang, was the president of the Supreme Court at the beginning of the Republic of China. His maternal grandfather, Zhang Lu’an, was a famous seal carver, collector and connoisseur in China, and had the largest collection of seals and seals of all ages in the country. Among them, there are more than 300 bronze seals of the Qin and Han dynasties, more than 1,000 seal engraved seals of famous artists, and more than 400 seal albums with more than 2,000 volumes, which are national and second-class cultural relics, all of which were donated to the state by their families. The Hangzhou Xileng Printing Society set up the “Wang Yun Cao Tang” (Grandfather’s former study hall) to commemorate his death. After the founding of the state, the Shanghai Jinshi Calligraphy and Engraving Society (the predecessor of the Shanghai Calligraphers Association) was located in Wu Dacheng’s house. Zhang Lu’an’s “Lu’an Clay”, which he studied during his lifetime, has also been recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage.
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