Wang Kun was born in Jilin Province of China in 1970. His legs were paralyzed due to polio at the age of three. He loved painting since childhood and attended elementary art training at the age of seven. However, elementary training could not satisfy his strong desire for the study of art, so he sought a higher level of education by any means possible. Unfortunately, his physical restriction became a serious handicap in his ability to study, so he had no choice but to learn on his own.
With his family's full support and encouragement, he tried his best to find as many resources available related to art and began a basic, but strict, formal, comprehensive and professional self-training program. 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 progressed to modern classical realism and then 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.
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