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Liu Kang (1911-2004) was born in Fujian Province, China and received his formal training in Xinhua Art Academy of Shanghai, where he was exposed to Chinese paintings. In 1928, he went to Paris where he was influenced by art movements such as Fauvism and Post-Impressionism. One of Singapore'�s pioneer artists, he was also a leading figure in the Society of Chinese Artists and the Singapore Art Society. In 1970, he was awarded the Public Service Star for his contribution in the field of art. Since his school days, Liu had kept a close and personal relationship with his teacher Liu Haisu, even accompanying him on painting trips in their later years. This work depicts Liu Haisu painting at Huangshan which is famous for its spectacular mountain views.

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