蕭如松,新竹縣北埔鄉人,出生於台北。自1950年起, 即任教於新竹縣境地區近四十年。在1940年台陽美展中,展露過人的構圖天分與驚人的用色技巧,卻從未停止 閱讀、研究、吸收西洋美術的觀念,不斷自修苦學揣摹 印象、立體、野獸等派風格,並融合傳統東方書法的線 條與筆觸,自創獨樹一格的繪畫風格。先後多次參加省 展、台陽展、青雲展、全省教職員美展均獲得極高的榮 譽,並獲得省展免審查的認定。

蕭老師自幼年即接受日式教育,深深影響其日後一絲不茍的教學作風。上課前要打掃教室的「蕭氏美術課」規定,讓所有受教過的學子印象深刻。如此嚴謹教學哲學 ,也同樣反映在蕭老師的日常生活中:每天早上五點起床,七點準時到校。因此,獲得「叫太陽起床的人」美名。同時熱愛故鄉風貌,深耕台灣本土藝術文化,成為「新竹縣之美詮釋者」。放學返家用完餐後,便坐在書桌前,開始研讀藝術理論等專書,沉思冥想創作表現,同時督促自己不在比賽中缺席。這種認真嚴謹的生活態度,對繪畫的執著,以及不斷思索、求新求進步的精神,不僅成為大家景仰與學習的「優秀的美育運動家」,更是台灣美術史上重要的水彩畫家。

Mr. Xiao Ru-Song (1922~1992) was born in Taipei.  Since 1950, Mr. Xiao had taught in Hsinchu County area for nearly 40 years. Mr. Xiao showed his outstanding talents in composition and amazing techniques of using colors in the Tai-Yang Art Exhibition in 1940, yet he never stopped reading, studying and absorbing new concepts from Western art. He continued to self-learn Impressionism, Cubism and Fauvism and integrated drawing lines and brush strokes of traditional eastern calligraphy to create his own unique painting style. He also won numerous honors in the Provincial Art Exhibition, Tai-Yang Art Exhibition, Qing-Yun Art Exhibition and Provincial Teacher’s Art Exhibition. His works even received approval of the Provincial Art Exhibition.

Mr. Xiao had a Japanese education during his childhood, which led to his meticulous teaching style. His rule to clean the classroom before he started his “Xiao-ish Arts Lessons” always impressed his students. This meticulous teaching philosophy also reflected Mr. Xiao’s daily lifestyle: waking up at five in the morning and arriving school at seven punctually. He therefore won himself the good name as “the person waking up the Sun”. As Mr. Xiao loved the landscapes of his hometown and contributed to the arts in Taiwan, he was also called “the interpreter of the beauty of Hsinchu Country”. After his teaching, arriving home and finishing meals, he would sit at his desk to study art theory, meditate on his creative works and at the same time urge himself not to be absent from art competitions. His serious and cautious lifestyle, persistence towards painting and a spirit looking for innovation and improvement not merely won himself the good name of “excellent athlete of art education”, but also made him the most important water color painter in Taiwan’s art history.