Art Brokerage: Shao Kuang Ting Chinese Artist b. 1939. Art Brokerage is a major source for Ting original paintings and prints. Chinese artist Ting Shao Kuang ws born in Chenggu in 1939, located in the Northern province of Shanxi, China. The year Ting was born, this area, which once was the center of an advanced civilization, was reeling from the ravages of the Sino-Japanese war. By age 11, Ting was painting every day, using cooking oil as a medium for his pigment. Despite his lack of adequate supplies, he evidenced such remarkable talent that, in 1954, he was given the opportunity to attend the prestigious high school affiliated with the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. In 1957, Ting was accepted at Beijing's Central Academy of Arts and Crafts. Although he was taught "Socialist Realism" in his classes, it was during this time that he discovered the works of Picasso, Matisse and Modigliani. It is generally known that Picasso's paintings have exerted a great influence on the modern world, as have Oriental paintings. Ting Shao Kuang, a prominent contemporary Chinese painter in America, has produced works characterized by a combination of traditional Chinese painting techniques and the more expressive Western art forms. Ting Shao Quang has created a unique style that does not belong exclusively to the East or the West, but to the world. We have buyers for original paintings.