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Edward Luper was born in London in 1988. Diagnosed with dyslexia, drawing was his main form of expression since nursery as reading and writing came later in life. 


Edward first studied Chinese language  (Modern and Classical) as an undergraduate at The School of Oriental and African Studies, The University of London. A year at Beijing Normal University provided the opportunity to study Chinese calligraphy and painting under master Chen Xiaolin, and take exams in the subjects. Edward read both his Masters and D.Phil at The University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis was on the Ming dynasty artist and poet Xu Wei (1521-1593) and during this time, Edward travelled, lectured and sketched his way across China in Xu Wei’s footsteps.


Edward has gone on to study Chinese woodblock printing techniques at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou as well as Japanese woodblock carving and printing under Hiroko Imada at the Prince's School of Traditional Art, and has a deep appreciation of Japanese woodblock prints gained from his first job when he was 18 at the Japanese Gallery, Angel Islington. 

Edward’s art has been exhibited in the Jiangsu Provincial Museum, Nanjing (2017) and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, The University of Cambridge (2018), Bonhams Auction House, New Bond Street (2021), and Bonhams Knightsbridge (2022).

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