Zhao Lu, formerly known as Zhao Rong’en, is a native of Taishan, Guangdong. He has taken calligraphy and painting as his companion since childhood.
He is a member of the Jiangmen Calligraphy Association.
In 1989, he participated in the First National Peasant Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition as the only calligraphy representative of Jiangmen Special Zone and won the Award of Excellence.
In 1994, he won a special honorary award in the first International Calligraphy Exhibition.
In 2005, he was invited to participate in the 60th anniversary of the United Nations calligraphy and painting exhibition and was awarded second place in the calligraphy and painting exhibition at Peking University by the American Chinese Cultural Mission.
In 2010, he won first place in the New York exhibition of the world tour of calligraphy in three places on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
In 2013, he won the gold medal in the “120th Anniversary of Chairman Mao’s Birth and Global Calligraphy Masters Beijing Large Invitation Exhibition” and the gold medal in the “Great Beauty Treasure Island Cross-Strait Chinese and American Calligraphy and Painting Exchange Competition”.
In 2014, he won the first prize in the 10th National Literary and Art Grand Prix of Tengwangge Cup and the bronze prize in the China International Calligraphy and Painting Art Competition.
Zhao Lu is the first Chinese artist to send his painting and calligraphy works to the President of the United States. His paintings and calligraphy works are collected by the White House of the United States, Harvard University’s Yenching Library, the Shaolin Temple in Songshan, the Shaolin Overseas Federation of America, the Deqing (Zhao Mengbiao’s hometown) Museum in Huzhou, Zhejiang, the Yamen Temple of the Mother of God in Xinhui, Guangdong, and the Imperial Village (Xia Dong Ancestral Shrine) in Taishan and Xinhui. In addition, there are carved stones in temples, ancestral halls, pavilions, and pagodas in various places in Guangdong. His calligraphy and painting works have been included in the “Beijing International Calligraphy Exhibition”, “International Calligraphy Exchange Singapore Exhibition”, “International Calligraphy Exchange Nara Exhibition”, “List of Calligraphers and Painters of Taishan Nationality”, “Light of World Peace International Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition. Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations”, “Guangzhou Huaxia Fine Arts Exhibition Center”, “Global Artists Elite Celebrity Painting Collection”, “Selected Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Works in the World”, etc. His works have been collected by former U.S. President Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary, senior congressman Ackerman, former KMT Chairman Lien Chan, and other dignitaries and celebrities in China and abroad. He is currently the vice president of the Chinese Calligraphy Society of America, the advisor of the Global Artists Alliance, the head of the New York Poetry, Calligraphy and Chinese Calligraphy Group, and the invited painter of the China Zen Painting Institute.
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