Calvin Liang was born in Canton, China. He began painting in high school and completed his art education at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, recognized as one of Chinaâ€™s most prestigious and competitive art academies. In China, his skills as a fine artist were applied to the theatrical industry where he designed and created sets for operas and musical dramas for the Canton Opera Institute. In 1987, Liang moved to the United States where he began a long a successful career creating visual art for the entertainment and animation industries, which included the Walt Disney and Nickelodeon Studios. In early 2002, he changed his career focus from animation to fine art and has since received wide recognition. Museum exhibitions in California include: the Autry National Center, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Laguna Art Museum, Pasadena Museum of History, Frederick Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University, the Fisher Gallery at the University of Southern California and the Coos Art Museum in Oregon. Calvin Liang is a Master Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, California Art Club, and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.