Huang Guofu was born in Chongqing on 9th June 1970. In 1974, at the age of four, he lost both arms as a result of electric shock. Despite his adverse circumstances, Guofu completed his primary education and later on through years of self-study completed his secondary education. At the age of twelve, on his own initiative, be began painting and calligraphy with his mouth. Guofu subsequently had the honour of studying painting in depth from great masters of art. In his twenties he studied under some very famous Chinese artists such as Wang Yiyang, Chen Mo, Hu Yichuan and Li Chenghan to name just a few. He was therefore able to learn different forms of painting styles, specially “ink and water” painting technique. VDMFK offered him a scholarship in 2015 and became an associate member in 2018.
Mr. Guofu’s works have already been collected by hundreds of people, both in his home country and abroad. In 2010, he got the opportunity to attend World Expo in Shanghai and was able to exhibit many of his paintings. The artist’s choice of motif is highly diverse and includes among other things, birds, animals, landscapes and typical buildings in his hometown of Chingqing.