Xiaodong "Eric" Li
"Eric" Li was born and raised in Shanghai, China. Drawing and painting are
his favorite pastime and continued throughout high school where he held a dual
position as art director and illustrator for the school newspaper.
Mr. Li, earned a bachelor's degree in International Politics and a minor in Fine Art at Fudan University in China, then continued to further his education by obtaining a master's degree in Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating, Eric started a career in IT, as a web designer and developer, incorporating his artistic and design talents.
Traveling is another passion of Mr. Li, to-date he has visited over 30 countries, which has inspired his most memorable paintings and encouraged new forms of self-expression. Other influences included Edvard Munch, Paul Cezanne, known for their strong color and composition, and later inspirations for the neoclassical style and realistic genre paintings of William-Adolphe Bouguereau and John William Godward.
Houston Texas is currently where Eric Li resides, where he is a multi-award-winning artist, and presently holds membership in the following organizations:
The Portrait Society of America (PSA)
Oil Painters of America (OPA)
The National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS)
Xiaodong "Eric" Li 's artistic works have been exhibited in the U.S., overseas, and for private collectors.