Liang Zhaotang (梁照堂)

liangzhaotangLiang Zhaotang (1946, Shunde, Guangdong Province) graduated from the high school affiliated to the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1964. In 1981, he entered the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and devoted himself to the research and creation of Chinese painting and calligraphy and seal cutting. Later, he studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. Invited to create large-scale Chinese paintings and calligraphy for the Tian'anmen Gate Tower, the Great Hall of the People, and Zhongnanhai, where the Chinese leadership resides. A member of the Chinese Artists Association, Liang excels in propaganda painting and oil painting.

Liang collaborated with Ms. Yang Yun. He created the 1978 work 'A moment that is hard to forget', featuring Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, Peng Zhen, and He Long, in collaboration with Zhang Shaocheng and Li Xingtao.

Important Art of New China 1949-1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue 1997, Beijing)

Zhongguo meishuguan (ed.), 中国美术年鉴 1949-1989 (Guilin: Guangxi meishu chubanshe, 1993)

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