Wang Kun, was born in Jilin Province of
China in 1970.
His legs were paralyzed due to polio at the age of 3. He loved painting
since childhood and attended elementary art training at the age of 7,
and he gradually showed extraordinary art talent. Elementary training
could not satisfy his strong desire for the study of art, so he sought a
higher level of education by all means. Unfortunately his physical
restriction was a serious handicap in his studying, so he had no choice
but to learn by himself.
With his family's full support and encouragement, he
tried his best to find and collect as many resources as possible related
to art and began a basic but strict, formal, comprehensive and
professional self-training: this self-study laid very solid basic skills
of drawing as well as paving the way for future developments in art. At
that time he also studied Chinese painting, calligraphy, seal carving
and many other artistic fields. In the mid-1980's he changed his study,
research and creativity to oil painting. With his artwork "Harvest on
Black Soil," published in "Art Panorama," he established his way to
modern classical realism, and then he developed a unique step by step
artistic style in oil painting technique. He came to Beijing in 1994,
and became a professional oil painter. WangKun studio was founded in
1998, and he engaged in painting modern classical realism. He is settled
in Beijing now.