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Biography

Liu's Birth

Liu Jipiao was born in Guangzhou Province, China of Hakka parentage. He was one of the youngest of eight from an affluent entrepreneurial family.
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Porcelain

Jingdezhen, Kangxi Province- “Porcelain Capitol” watched and learned the design and construction of Chinese porcelain...
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Study in Paris

Study in Paris, France at the Universite de Paris, Sorbonne, and L’Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts
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Strasbourg Expo

Responsible for China installation at Strasbourg Exhibition and decoration of the China Display. Postcard by Lin Fengmian.
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Paris Expo

Dragon and Phoenix Chinese Art Deco Style on the cover of the Catalog by Liu Jipiao
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Return to China

Once graduated, Liu was called back to China. Under pressure from his father, he returned to fulfill his duties.
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Hangzhou

Hangzhou, China, Co-founder and Head of Design at Hangzhou National Academy of Arts
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Westlake Expo

Responsible for design and construction of the Education Pavilion at the West Lake Exhibition, Hangzhou.
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Shanghai Company

Moved to Shanghai and opened Da Fang (大方) Construction Company with Li Shiceng (李石曾)’s son Zongkan (宗侃).
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Marriage

Married Suzanne Pan (Pan Fengxiao) (潘凤箫) honeymooned at Huangshan Mountain.
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Nanjing

Set up Da-fang Architectural Design Company, Nanjing. Built his home and many government officials' villas and city thoroughfares.
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Guangzhou

Prior to the Sino-Japanese War, the South-West Political Commission conferred the rank of Lieutenant General and Chief Architect.
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Gayook's Birth

Liu Jipiao's eldest daughter, my mother, was born March 25, 1943 in Shanghai.
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Gaylon

Second daughter, Gaylon Liou born Shanghai, April 30, 1945.
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China to USA

Because of his position in the Kuomintang, Liu, wife and eldest daughter fled China, leaving their newborn with family.
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Automated Laundry

With no work available to non-speaking English Chinese, Liu invested in an automated laundry mat.
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Chicken Farm, NJ

June 1953. Sold the laundry mats to friends in Chinatown and moved to Jackson, NJ to run a chicken farm.
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Gaylon in USA

August 1955. The family travels to NYC to reunite with Gaylon up at the airport. Pictured: Suzanne, Gayook, Gaylon and friends' son.
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Bankruptcy

With modernization of the farming industry, small farms like Liu's went bankrupt unable to keep up with the production rates of larger farms.
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Architectural Firm

Liu begins work as an architectural designer under Sergey Padukow, Toms River, NJ from 1962-1969.
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Started Painting

His daughters in college or married, Liu began a prolific period of painting. Portrait of his granddaughter, Jennifer. 1967.
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Teaching and Exhibiting

Liu and his wife demonstrated and exhibited nationwide at places like Newark Museum, Princeton University and Corning Museum.
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April 15, 1992

Liu Jipiao died April 15, 1992 in a nursing home in Toms River, NJ less than 2 months shy of his 92nd birthday surrounded by family.
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