Mian Situ
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Silence Before The Hunt

oil on canvas
40 x 32 in
(101.6h x 81.28w cm)
$32,500

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Leading the Herd

oil on canvas
22h x 28w in
55.88h x 71.12w cm
$14,000

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Riding in the Canyon

oil on canvas
28h x 24w in
71.12h x 60.96w cm
$15,500

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Twilight Crossing

oil on canvas
24h x 36w in
60.96h x 91.44w cm
$20,000

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Twilight in Canyon Country

oil on canvas
20h x 24w in
50.80h x 60.96w cm
$11,500

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Walls that Speak

oil on canvas
20h x 24w in
50.80h x 60.96w cm
$11,500

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Sizing Up the Situation

oil on canvas
28h x 52w in
71.12h x 132.08w cm
SOLD

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End of the Day, Chinese Camp, California, 1850

oil on canvas
38 x 34 in
(96.52h x 86.36w cm)
SOLD

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Ready For The Festival

oil on canvas
12 x 9 in
(30.48h x 22.86w cm)
$4,000

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Washing For Gold, Feather River, 1849

oil on canvas
35 x 30 in
(88.9h x 76.2w cm)
SOLD

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Playtime, Choosing Sides, Guizhou, China

oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
(76.2h x 101.6w cm)
SOLD

Biography

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.

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