Mian Situ
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Beginning of a New Day

oil on canvas
28h x 30w in
71.12h x 76.20w cm
$25,000

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Riding With Company

oil on canvas
24h x 34w in
60.96h x 86.36w cm
$17,500

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Canyon Shadows-SOLD

oil on canvas
20h x 26w in
50.80h x 66.04w cm
SOLD

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End of the Day, Chinese Camp, California, 1850-SOLD

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

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Monterey Mission School, Point Alones, CA 1885

oil on canvas
45.50h x 68.50w in
115.57h x 173.99w cm
$125,000

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Sheepherding, Monument Valley

oil on canvas
20h x 30w in
50.80h x 76.20w cm
$17,000

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Silence Before The Hunt-SOLD

oil on canvas
40 x 32 in
(101.6h x 81.28w cm)
SOLD

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The Trapper's Morning

oil on canvas
24h x 29w in
60.96h x 73.66w cm
$20,800

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Twilight Crossing-SOLD

oil on canvas
24h x 36w in
60.96h x 91.44w cm
SOLD

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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

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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