Zhao lixin, styling himself Yuanshuo, a native of Anqiu, Shandong Province, is currently a teacher in Shandong Agricultural University, a master’s degree holder, associate professor, postgraduate tutor, a department dean and professional director. He is also a member of the Chinese Calligraphist Association, a visiting scholar in Peking University, a commissioner of the Inscribing Committee of Calligraphist Association of Shandong Province, director of Dongyue Calligraphy and Painting Research Institute, chairman of the Calligraphy and Painting Association of Shandong Agricultural University, a council member of University Calligraphist Association of Shandong Province, a member of Presidium of Calligraphist Association of Taian.
Zhao Lixin, styling himself as Yuanshuo, a native of Anqiu, Shandong Province, is currently an associate professor in Shandong Agricultural University. As a famous Chinese calligrapher, he is a member of the Chinese Calligrapher Association, a commissioner of the Inscribing Committee of Calligrapher Association of Shandong Province, director of Dongyue Calligraphy and Painting Research Institute, and vice chairman of the Calligraphy Association of Taian. He is also a member of Zhonghua Poetry Association of China.
For many years, he has been addicted to the art of calligraphy and all along he holds to the conviction that he should follow what is classical, which is the law governing his calligraphy. He has made a careful study of diversified ancient calligraphy styles and schools ranging from inscriptions from bones, tortoise shells and bronze wares in the dynasties prior to the Qin Dynasty，the seal script in the Qin Dynasty, the clerical script in the Han Dynasty, the steles in the Wei Dynasty, the standard script in the Jin Dynasty, to the semi-cursive script and cursive script in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. And at the same time he has been imitating them time and time again, as a result of which, his works are tinged with a refreshing meaning. His works enjoy a good recognition and reputation which can be exemplified by the following fact that they entered the fourth new personality calligraphy exhibition hosted by the Chinese Calligraphist Association, received the Xianfuren Prize in the national calligraphy art contest, attended the fourth national regular calligraphy exhibition, showed up in the second and third national engraving art exhibition, appeared in the third and the sixth international engraving exhibition, entered the national engraving expert invitation exhibition held in Tianjin, joined in Chinese calligraphist association member works exhibition in Shandong province, took part in the Dunhuang cup national calligraphy contest, showed up in the grand national calligraphy exhibition in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army sponsored by the cultural department, the Lin sanzhi Prize calligraphy works (in recent three years) media exhibition in Nanking , the first Chinese seal exhibition hosted by Xiling Seal Society, and the first national calligraphy exhibition during international art festival hosted by Xiling Seal Society in addition to attending the significant exhibitions sponsored by leading professional newspapers and magazines such as The calligraphy Report and The calligraphy Guide. Occasionally.
Zhao Lixin is becoming a full-fledged Chinese calligrapher. Many of Zhao Lixin’s calligraphic works have been chosen to be displayed in exhibitions held by Chinese Calligrapher Association as well as other important professional journals and newspapers, such as “Calligraphy”,”Calligraphy Guide”. Many of his works have also been prized as official gifts sent to renowned scientists and celebrities like Li Zhensheng,Niu Manjiang etc.
His calligraphic works have now been favourites collected by many calligraphy lovers ranging from Americans,Japanese ,Germans to lovers from Singpore,Malasia etc. His poets and proses can also be seen in various periodicals or newspapers.Address: Mechanical & Electronic Engineering College of Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, Shandong Province
(Zhao lixin art studio, Building 12 of Shandong Agricultural University )