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
Angeles California, 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
Choice Award. Most recently, in 2005,
Mian was presented with the Artist's
Choice Award for his painting "The Word of God".
We have a nice selection of his work available at the Gallery.
For more information call 805-962-8885 or E-mail