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Three Moon Ladies – 1971

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Three Moon Ladies – 1971

Three Moon Ladies.  Blue on White Porcelain Plate

14″ x 11″ Oval/Horizontal

1971

Calligraphy – Dedicated and inspired by the first moonwalk.

Lily Pad – Circa 1975

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Lily Pad – Circa 1975

“Lily Pad” is a large oil painting on press board with a hand made thin red frame.

58 x 51 Vertical

This is one of my favorite paintings!

 

Pink Orchids – 1972

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Pink Orchids – 1972

Pink Orchids and dragonflies painted on white porcelain with gold outline.

Example of Liu’s Art Deco Style.

15 x 10 Oval

1972

 

Bluebirds on Newspaper – 1974

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Bluebirds on Newspaper – 1974

Bluebirds on Newspaper Black and Blue Ink painted on Asbury Park Sunday Press

22 x 17 Horizontal

November 17, 1974

My grandfather painted on anything he could get his hands on.  Money was tight but he wanted to keep painting.  So we have paintings and sketches on newspaper, calendar pages and scrap paper.

Chinese Art Deco Vase – 1925

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Chinese Art Deco Vase – 1925

Chinese Art Deco Vase displayed at the Paris Expo 1925.

Example of Liu’s Art Deco Design.

Location of artwork unknown.

We have a photo in one of our albums.  It was also published in an article by Professor Craig Clunas about the Expo itself entitled, “Chinese Art and Chinese Artists in France (1924-1925)

Tang Dynasty Architecture – Circa 1970

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Tang Dynasty Architecture – Circa 1970

“Tang Dynasty Architecture” Oil Painting on Canvas with Handmade Wooden Frame.

Illustrates a pixelated style of painting different than Liu’s other oils or porcelain paintings.

23 x 29 Vertical

Post 1960

Liu wrote an article about the history of architectural design and he mentions the Tang Dynasty in his study.  The article is in Chinese but I will upload it on the site in the near future.

 

Migration – Circa 1970

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Migration – Circa 1970

“Migration” Oil Painting on Canvas Handmade Wooden Frame (Signed in English and Chinese)

29 x 25 Horizontal

Circa 1970

Charles Mason, curator of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, CA viewed part of our collection and observed that this oil painting employs a scraping technique that achieves the flow and lightness of Asian Watercolors using the western medium.  Charles noted that the only other examples he’s seen this technique employed were by 2 other Chinese artists who were also in Paris with Liu. This technique was employed by all 3 men later on, in different places in the world.  We don’t think they were in communication with each other at the time this was painted.

 

 

2 Elephants – 1972

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2 Elephants – 1972

“2 Elephants” Yellow and Black with 18K Gold Outline on White Porcelain

10″ Round Plate

1972

Illustrates Liu’s Art Deco Design background

Bridge Waterfall – 1937

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Bridge Waterfall – 1937

“Bridge Waterfall” – Mountain Village with Waterfall.

Chinese Watercolor on Rice Paper.  Silk Border on Pressboard with Handmade Wooden Frame.

21 x 29 Vertical

1937

Calligraphy Untranslated

This is one of the earlier paintings in our possession pre-dating his journey to America.  We don’t know whether he brought the painting with him and framed it later or if someone sent to him once he was settled.

 

 

Sunset Junk – 1967

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Sunset Junk – 1967

“Sunset Junk” – Chinese Junk Sailing on Calm Waters.

Chinese Watercolor on Rice Paper Unframed.

16 x 22 Vertical

1967