Born in Southern China, Mian
Situ received his formal art training in his native homeland
of Guangdong, formerly Canton.
He graduated with a Bachelor
of Fine Arts from the prestigious Guangzhou Institute of Fine
Art. After instructing for six years, he earned a Masters in
Fine Art. Immigrating
to Canada, then later moving to the United States.
Mian's paintings clearly reflect his upbringing in the rural
countryside of his native China.
His artistic diversification
of subject matter, from the people of the small villages and
farming communities going about their daily lives
to the exquisite portraitures as well as his most recent works
inspired by western historical themes and American landscapes,
all reflect the sensitive dedication of this Master Artist.
Mian has been recognized with
many national art awards. During the 2002 Masters of the American
West exhibition and sale at the Autry National Center in Los
Mian Situ received the Masters of the American West Museum Purchase
Award, the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Artistic Merit and
the Patron's Choice Award.
In 2003, Mian was honored with
the Thomas Moran Memorial Award, Artist's Choice Award and Patron's
Most recently, in 2005, Mian
was presented with the Artist's Choice Award for his painting
"The Word of God".