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Two Red Koi – 1977

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Two Red Koi – 1977

Two Red Koi Fish on Rice Paper Unframed

1977

12×18 Vertical

Calligraphy Untranslated

 

2 Fish – 1971

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2 Fish – 1971

Modern Porcelain Painting of 2 Fish

1971

9″ Round Shallow Bowl

Calligraphy Untranslated

Waterfront Property Rendering – Circa 1963

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Waterfront Property Rendering – Circa 1963

Waterfront Property Rendering in Blue Ink – Circa 1963

Four buildings surrounding a center fountain all connected by a large boardwalk.

Sergey Padukow Architecture Firm, Toms River NJ

This could have been a proposal.  Don’t know if it was ever built.

 

Sea Serpent – 1971

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Sea Serpent – 1971

Blue on White Porcelain Planter of a Sea Serpent

1971

10″ Deep Planter

Calligraphy on Outside of Bowl – Untranslated

Having studied in a Jingdezhen Porcelain making factory as a young boy, Liu often returned to his roots of painting in the famous blue and white motif of design.

Bird Duet – 1929

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Bird Duet – 1929

Bird Duet in Black Ink on Rice Paper 1929

Silk Mounted

29 x 24 Horizontal

Calligraphy Untranslated

One of the earliest paintings in the family’s possession.  It dates back to Liu’s time after the establishment of the National Academy of Art in Hangzhou in 1928 and coincides with the Westlake Expo 1929.  We don’t know he brought it with him to America or if it was somehow survived and was sent over.

Single Family 2 Story Home – Circa 1962

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Single Family 2 Story Home – Circa 1962

Rendering of a Modern Single Family 2 Story Home – Circa 1962

Sergey Padukow Architect in Toms River, NJ.

For proposal purposes.  Don’t know if house was ever built.

Water Lily Bowl – 1972Water Lily Bowl – 1972

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Water Lily Bowl – 1972

Water Lily Bowl designed with gold trim

12″ Round Deep Porcelain Bowl

Sections of water lilies on the inside and roses vines circling  the outside.

Calligraphy on the bottom – Untranslated

Elizabeth Taylor – 1957

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Elizabeth Taylor – 1957

Close up profile of Elizabeth Taylor on a porcelain tile unframed.

6 x 9 Vertical

Liu also did an oil painting of her.

 

Fishing in the Shade

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Fishing in the Shade

Fishing in the Shade  is a Chinese watercolor mounted on hand cut red and white silk.

Slightly water damaged

23 x 18 Horizontal

Post 1950’s

The calligraphy is a poem – Untranslated

 

First National Bank –  Circa 1969

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First National Bank – Circa 1969

First National Bank – Architectural rendering somewhere in Southern New Jersey.

4 x 6 postcard

Circa 1969

I remember the original, a large 3×6 painting hanging the bed in my mother’s old bedroom in my grandparent’s house in Jackson, NJ.  This is a 4×6 postcard my grandfather used as a promotional piece to illustrate his talent for architectural renderings.