万长发，1945年出生， 贵州江口县人， 中共党员。本人一生酷爱书法艺术，广采博取，致力探索， 发扬创新精神，自成独特的书法艺术风格。 现系国家一级书法师， 中国书法家协会理事，中国当代艺术家协会书画委员会副主席， 中国名人艺术协会副主席， 中国书画家协会名誉主席，中国文联世界名人艺术研究协会名誉主席， 中国艺术家收藏协会名誉会长。 北京大学书画艺术研究院客座教授。
近十年来在国内外书画大展赛中获金奖120多次，书法作品曾参加美、 俄、 英、德、 法、 韩、 日、 意等多国国际书画交流展赛获金奖。2012年获联合国“国际英伦奖”，授予“皇家艺术第一人” 荣称， 并聘为 “联合国国际文化艺术家联合总会理事”，特聘为 “世界华人书画名家协会名誉主席”，2018年10月作品入展法国巴黎卢浮宫， 获 “法国卢浮宫文学艺术最高荣誉勋章 ”，作品被世界著名艺术殿堂法国卢浮宫永久收藏。2018年11月入选： “纪念中国改革开放四十周年世界邮票上的中国艺术名家 ，邮票向全球发行。2019 年3月在第一届 “孔子杯 ” 中国书画艺术展中获金奖，作品并被伦敦大学孔子学院永久收藏，在庆祝建国70周年中国当代书画名家精品展中获金奖，授予 “庆祝中华人民共和国成立七十周年中国当代书法艺术名家杰出成就奖”，作品被组委会收藏。在 “ 光辉历程， 铸就辉煌” 纪念新中国成立七十周年大型书画巡展活动中获金奖，被中书协、中美协特授“中华德艺双馨艺术家”，在2019年博整中国书画品牌创新发展论坛暨中国书画品牌年度人物总结表彰大会中被评为”最具市场潜力的品牌艺术家”。
曾获 “中国艺术特别成就奖”， “国家文化传承贡献奖”， 共和国书画艺术名家杰出成就奖， “首届中国艺术金像奖金奖”， “百度书画收藏精英奖”， “世界艺术终身成就奖“一带一路· 中国书画艺术传承大师”， “中国非物质文化遗产传承人” 当代最具收藏价值书画名家 ”“中国国家级新一带一路（国宾礼）特供书画艺术家” 等荣誉称号。
作品入编《中国书画家大辞典》（当代卷）、《中华当代艺坛巨臂》、《中国篆书选集》、《中国历代书法家选集》、《世界大百科全书》（文艺卷）。并同当代书画艺术大师沈鹏， 欧阳中石。 范曾、 苏士澍、刘大为、 范迪安、 黄永玉等出版书画专集《中国当代书法家》、《墨海同舟》、《笔墨神州· 艺坛圣于》、《领航者·中国当代艺坛大师》、《当代艺坛骄子》、《风华绝代》、《中华艺术传承典范》、《东方艺术大师》、《一带一路· 一代名家》等十多部大型书画典籍。
Wan Changfa, born in jiangkou County, Guizhou province in 1945, is a member of the Communist Party of China. I love calligraphy art all my life, and I am committed to exploring, developing the spirit of innovation and developing my own unique calligraphy art style. He is now a national first-class calligrapher, director of Chinese Calligrapher's Association, vice chairman of painting and Calligraphy Committee of China Contemporary Artists Association, Vice chairman of China Celebrity Art Association, Honorary chairman of China Calligraphy and Painters Association, Honorary Chairman of World Celebrity Art Research Association of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, and honorary President of China Artist Collection Association. Visiting Professor, Institute of Painting and Calligraphy, Peking University.
In recent ten years, he has won more than 120 gold MEDALS in calligraphy and painting exhibitions at home and abroad, and his calligraphy works have won gold MEDALS in many international painting and calligraphy exhibitions in the United States, Russia, Britain, Germany, France, Korea, Japan, Italy and other countries. In 2012 the United Nations "international English prize, awarded" the first person of royal art "rong said, and as" the United Nations international culture artist association director ", made the "honorary President of the world association of Chinese painting and calligraphy masters", in October 2018, works in the exhibition in Paris, France the Louvre, won the highest honor "Louvre, France literature art", works by the world famous art halls, France the Louvre museum permanent collection. Selected in November 2018: "Famous Chinese artists on the World Stamps commemorating the 40th anniversary of China's Reform and Opening up. The stamps will be issued around the world. In March 2019 in the first session of "Confucius cup" Chinese painting and calligraphy art exhibition won the gold medal, and was the permanent collection of the Confucius institute of university of London, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese contemporary painting and calligraphy masters exhibition won the gold medal, awarded "to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China of contemporary Chinese calligraphy art famous outstanding achievement award", works collected by the organizing committee. In the "glorious course, castmagnificently" to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the people in the large painting and calligraphy tour "won the gold medal, was the calligrapher, the painters' association of teaching" the smashing artist ", in 2019, the whole Chinese painting and calligraphy brand innovation and development of BBS and character of Chinese painting and calligraphy brand annual summary commendation congress was rated as "the most potential market in brand artist".
Was awarded the "China art special achievement award", "national cultural heritage contribution award", the republic of China painting and calligraphy art famous outstanding achievement award, "the first China art awards gold award", "baidu painting collection elite award", "world art lifetime achievement award" in all the way, the tradition Chinese painting and calligraphy art master ", "China's intangible cultural heritage inheritance" contemporary painting and calligraphy collection values by "" Chinese national new area (ambassador li) all the way for painting and calligraphy artist" and other honorary titles.
His works have been compiled into the Dictionary of Chinese calligraphers and painters (contemporary volume), The Great arm of Chinese contemporary art circle, the Anthology of Chinese Seal script, the Anthology of Chinese calligraphers of all dynasties, the Encyclopedia of the World (literary and Art volume). And contemporary painting and calligraphy masters Shen Peng, Ouyang Zhongshi. Fan Zeng, Su Shishu, liu dawei, Mr. Fan, huang yongyu, publishing the calligraphy and painting album "Chinese contemporary calligrapher", "qing fellowship", "pen and ink, the shenzhou art scene, st in", "master, leading Chinese contemporary art scene,", "contemporary art spoiled child", "heyday", "Chinese art inheritance model", "Oriental art master", "the area all the way, the generation of famous" and so on more than 10 large painting and calligraphy works.