Huihan Liu
<p> oil on linen<br /> 30 x 15 in<br /> (76.2h x 38.1w cm)<br /> SOLD<br /> <br /> In October of 2004, on the road...
On the Road
<p> oil on linen<br /> 24 x 30 in<br /> (60.96h x 76.2w cm)<br /> $21,000<br /> <br /> I documented this scene dur...
Joyful Moment
<p> oil on canvas<br /> 11 x 14 in<br /> (27.94h x 35.56w cm)<br /> SOLD<br /> <br /> This piece captures a moment...
Morning Incense at Johang Monastery, Lhasa
<p> oil on canvas<br /> 24 x 36 in<br /> (60.96h x 91.44w cm)<br /> $19,000<br /> <br /> The Jokhang was founded d...
Pilgrims Making Wishes, Lhasa
<p> oil on linen<br /> 30 x 24 in<br /> (76.2h x 60.96w cm)<br /> $21,000<br /> <br /> <br /> As Lhasa is the mos...
Tibetan Saddle
<p> oil on canvas<br /> 12 x 16 in<br /> (30.48h x 40.64w cm)<br /> SOLD<br /> <br /> Tibetan saddles typically&nb...

Huihan Liu, b. 1952, Guangzhou, China

Huihan Liu, who trained in China from 1972 to 1975 at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, also graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Art College of San Francisco in 1989.  According to him, his strongest influences during his studies in China were the 19th-century Western painters.  He says Russian painter Ilya Repin’s paintings of peasants were representative of this influence by the group of artists known as the “Wanderers”.

Liu, who also has done paintings of Tibetan people and their lifestyles, says he fell in love with the buildings, colors, and landscapes of New Mexico after moving to America.  He has been to the state three times, and it was there he went to an American Indian pow-wow with his wife that, in his words, “touched my heart.” “I loved the costumes and the kids, “ Huihan said. “I got my ideas (for my paintings) there.  “Some of the same patterns he found in Tibetan life also drew him to paint American Indian scenes, he says.

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