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Mian Situ ( 1953– )

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 Mian Situ, b. 1953, Canton, China

 
Born in Southern China, Mian Situ’s received his formal art training in his native homeland of Guangdong, formerly Canton.  During his schooling, he experimented with various artistic styles such as impressionism, post-impressionism and expressionism.  He was also deeply influenced by the 19th Century European Academic Realism that traveled to Russia and was eventually imported to China. His academic training is a result of western influences that were prevalent during the Cultural Revolution, and available only to talented young Chinese.  After teaching at the institute for six years, Situ moved to Canada where he became a citizen and lived for ten years before reaching the United States.
 
Situ’s paintings clearly reflect his upbringing in the rural countryside of his native China.  His deep-toned impressionistic paintings of the backcountry often focus on people going about their daily lives in their small villages and farming communities.  Despite leaving China in 1987, the rural countryside life of his youth is one that is still deeply rooted within him.  Situ’s paintings often combine elements of the young and old, which he sees as symbolic of the passage of time.  He endeavors to capture the dignity and quiet beauty of the traditional way of life and dress that is eminently disappearing.  Situ’s artistic versatility is also evident in his exquisite portraiture, as well as his more recent works inspired by western historical themes and American landscapes. 
 
Education
BFA, MFA, Guangzhou Institute of Fine Arts, China
Selected Group Exhibitions
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Western Visions, Jackson, WY, 2014
Trailside Galleries, East Meets West, Scottsdale, AZ, 2006-2014
Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Los Angeles, CA, 2001-2014
Selected Publications
Trailside Galleries, Mian Situ-Colors of the Shaoshu Minzu, April 2013
Selected Press
Western Art Collector, March, 2013
Southwest Art, May, 2012
Art of the West, January/February 2011
Western Art Collector, December, 2010
Southwest Art, December, 2009
Art of the West, May/June, 2007
Fine Art Connoisseur, January, 2006
American Art Collector, September, 2006
Art of the West, April, 2005
Western Art Collector, October, 2007
Western Art & Architecture, Fall/Winter, 2008
Affiliations
California Art Club-
Oil Painters of America-Signature Member
Selected Collections
Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA
Awards
Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Purchase Award, Los Angeles, CA, 2009
Autry National Center, Gene Autry Memorial Award, Los Angeles, CA, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Patron’s Choice, Los Angeles, CA, 2006
Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Thomas Moran Memorial, Los Angeles, CA, 2004
Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Patron’s Choice, Los Angeles, CA, 2004
Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Thomas Moran Memorial, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Artist’s Choice, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Patron’s Choice, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Thomas Moran Memorial, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Purchase Award, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Patron’s Choice, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
Oil Painters of America, Gold Medal 2000
Oil Painters of America, Gold Medal, 1999
Oil Painters of America, Best of Show, 1995
Oil Painters of America, People’s Choice Award
Carmel Art Festival, Best of Show, 2000
California Art Club, Artist’s Choice Award
Arts for the Parks, Top 100

Artist Works

Lot 122
(2010)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
A New Beginning, San Francisco 1910 ()
oil on canvas
54 x 72 in
$402,500
Lot 101
(2011)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Toy Peddler of Dupont Street (2011)
oil on canvas
50 x 60 in
$230,000
Lot 110
(2007)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
China Town Market, San Francisco 1879 ()
Oil on Canvas
38 x 50 in
$179,200
Lot 153
(2012)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
The Forty-Niners, South Fork, American River, May 15, 1849 (2012)
oil on canvas
32 x 40 in
$57,500
Lot 107
(2014)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
New Marketplace, Yunnan, China (2014)
oil on canvas
40 x 50 in
$52,650
Lot 141
(2008)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Yang Wu Market, Yun Nan Province (2008)
Oil on Canvas
34 x 42 in
$46,000
Lot 178
(2008)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Misty Morn ()
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30 in
$31,625
Lot 126
(2010)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Barnyard Lessons ()
oil on canvas
24 x 36 in
$31,625
Lot 246
(2015)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Chinatown, San Francisco, 1905 (2015)
oil on canvas
28 x 32 in
$29,250
Lot 301
(2016)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Ready for Rendezvous-Wyoming 1835 (2016)
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
$25,000
Lot 125
(2010)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Matriarchs of the Market ()
oil on canvas
30 x 36 in
$20,700
Lot 179
(2008)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Thai Tradition ()
Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 in
$18,400
Lot 211
(2011)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Yao Children in the Village ()
oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
$17,250
Lot 175
(2009)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Away From Home ()
oil on board
12 x 9 in
$14,350
Lot 210
(2008)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Still Life ()
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30 in
$12,650
Lot 172
(2010)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Child of Fortune ()
oil on canvas
12 x 9 in
$10,925
Lot 169
(2010)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Three Children ()
oil on canvas
20 x 16 in
$10,350
Lot 173
(2010)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Tao Festival Headdress ()
oil on canvas
28 x 24 in
$10,350
Lot 193
(2012)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
The Bead Stringers ()
oil on canvas
20 x 24 in
$8,050
Lot 244
(2015)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
A Break from Chores ()
oil on canvas
30 x 36 in
$8,050
Lot 176
(2007)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Laguna Beach ()
Oil on Canvas
20 x 30 in
$7,475
Lot 115
(2013)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Good Friends ()
oil on canvas
20 x 16 in
$7,020
Lot 85
(2016)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Untitled (landscape) ()
oil on canvas
14 x 20 in
$5,265
Lot 177
(2010)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Laguna Twilight ()
oil on canvas
14 x 18 in
$5,175
Lot 86
(2016)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
My Baby ()
oil on canvas
12 x 9 in
$4,760
Lot 170
(2010)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Beyond Lover's Cove, Catalina Island, CA ()
oil on canvas
12 x 16 in
$4,312
Lot 237
(2014)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
The Force of Nature ()
oil on canvas
18 x 24 in
$2,340
Lot 57
(2016)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Provider ()
oil on canvas
12 x 9 in
$2,340
Lot 87
(2009)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Land for the Navajo (2009)
oil on canvas
40 x 36 in
$30,000–$40,000
Lot 122
(2009)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Morning Deliveries, San Francisco 1879 ()
oil on canvas
42 x 38 in
$100,000–$150,000
Lot 147
(2011)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
San Francisco, April 18, 1906 ()
oil on canvas
46 x 76 in
$450,000–$550,000
Lot 195
(2012)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Balloon Merchant, San Francisco ()
oil on canvas
42 x 36 in
$100,000–$150,000
Lot 159
(2013)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Sharing the Harvest ()
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
$28,000–$28,000