Contemporary American Artist Lu Cong
Lu Cong was born in Shanghai, China, 1978. In 1989, he and his mother immigrated to the US to join his father in Muscatine, Iowa.
He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Biology and earned enough drawing and art history credits to receive a BA in Art as well. The same year he moved to Denver and started learning to paint in oils by himself. In 2005 the fantastic painter made SW Art Magazine's annual list of twenty one artists to watch under the age of 31. In 2008 Lu Cong was named as one of five ''Today's Masters Making Their Marks'' by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.
"I drew mostly people; portraits have a spell over me, they speak to me in ways that I cannot recount, they bring me closer to fulfilling that indescribable craving."
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