Lu Si Li (b.1943) was born in Quanzhou, Fujian Province. National Master of Art, Crafts, State Council Special Allowance recipient, and World Crafts Council Asia Pacific Region Craft Master. Lu Si Li is one of China’s most renowned Modern woodcarving artists and originator of naturalistic woodcarving according to material shape. Lu Si Li is an inheritor of one of China’s five major woodcarving styles – the Quanzhou style. In 1979, his work The Ghost Catcher was awarded First Prize in National Art and Crafts Exhibition. Critics noted his work’s synthesis of Chinese carving techniques, high relief and full relief, with abstraction. Lu Si Li’s public commissions include: Ten Thousand Mile Tea-Trail (2014), Carp Turns into Dragon (1998), Ma Zu, Li Zan, and Return of the Pearl of the Orient (1997). Lu Si Li is the Vice-Chairman of the China National Arts and Crafts Society Wood Sculpture Specialization, Consultant to Fujian Arts and Crafts Society, and Director of Quanzhou Art and Crafts Company Limited.