Liu Guosong was born in 1932 in Anhui Province and lives in Taiwai now. He is known as the father of modern Chinese ink painting. In 1948, he was admitted to Nanjing National Revolutionary Army Legacy School, and moved to Taiwan with the school in 1949. He later joined the Art Department of Taiwan Normal University. In 1957, he participated in the founding of the May Painting Fair. In 1968, he was elected as one of the top ten outstanding young people in Taiwan. From 1970 to 1975, he was invited to serve as a visiting professor at three universities in the United States and Hong Kong, and initiated the establishment of the 21st Century Ink and Wash Painting Association. Since 1965, nearly 100 exhibitions have been held, and more than half of them have been invited by various art galleries. More than 70 museums, including the Palace Museum and the British Museum, collect his works. His representative works include The Soul of the Nation and The Sun at Midnight.