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Shanghai Deco – Documentary Screening with Q&A

On 19, Oct 2017 | No Comments | In About Liu, Architecture, China, Paris | By Jenn

So this is a follow up to the lecture I gave last year at the China Society of SoCal. They are showing the documentary film that has footage from  the World Congress of Art Deco in Shanghai and some interview footage of my family. (We have not seen it yet) BUT we will be on hand for Q&A after the movie. Read more…

Jenn’s Queen Mary Presentation – A Proud Mother’s Perspective

On 24, Aug 2016 | One Comment | In About Liu, America, Architecture, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

I was saddened to have missed Jenn’s presentation last November at the Art Deco World Congress in Shanghai, especially since it was where I was born. You can imagine, then, how excited I was to be able to attend Jenn’s lecture on the Queen Mary this past Saturday, August 20th, at the 12th LA Art Deco Festival. And, our whole family attended – my son, Matthew, his baby girl, Cayden, and her mother, Ellen. Read more…

New Exhibition in Hong Kong!

On 16, Jun 2014 | No Comments | In About Liu, Family Story, Paris | By Jenn

We are happy to announce that Liu Jipiao will be involved in a new exhibition in Hong Kong this summer! We also would like to wish all you dads out there a Happy Father’s Day! Read more…

Congratulations Fu Ji!

On 02, Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | In America, Family Story, Paris | By Jenn

This is just a quick  shout out to Fu Ji! Happy Graduation!

Fu recently graduated from Smith College after a successful exhibit and lecture in which I had the honor to participate.

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One Year Anniversary!

On 24, Feb 2014 | No Comments | In About Liu, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

It’s hard to believe it’s our one year anniversary!  A year has past since Jennifer designed and launched this blog as a commemoration to my father’s artwork. She also wanted to have it up and running prior to our first trip to Paris, February 2013. There, we attended Jeff Cody’s presentation of my father’s work, the first since our family’s escape from China to the United States in 1947. Read more…

History of Design

Back in May of this year we were contacted by Heather MeCormick, Managing Editor of Textbook Projects at Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She and the  editor, Pat Kirkham found our website about Liu Jipiao. They were putting together a text book, History of Design – Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400-1900. Read more…

Radio France International Interview

On 25, Nov 2013 | No Comments | In About Liu, Family Story, Paris | By Jenn

While we were in Paris we did a Radio France International interview. We met Laura our interviewer the first time we were in Paris for the INHA Architectural Exchange Conference. Due to scheduling we didn’t have time to meet up with her until our second visit.

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Food Memories Of My Father

On 18, Nov 2013 | No Comments | In About Liu, America, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

After this last trip I still find myself still recalling some of the things my father said to me about France. I continue to be amazed at how my childhood perceptions was so wrong! Here are some food memories of my father. Read more…

Post Exhibit Time in Paris!

On 11, Nov 2013 | No Comments | In Family Story, Paris | By Jenn

Well our post exhibit time in Paris was wonderful! After a couple days of receptions for the Art Deco Exhibit at Cite de l’architecture et du patrimione we decided to enjoy Paris! It only rained a couple times but the weather was warm so we walked everywhere! Read more…

Our First Week in Paris

On 21, Oct 2013 | No Comments | In Architecture, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

Our first week in Paris and so much has already happened!  I will let Jenn fill you in on all the details at a later date but here are the quick highlights and some photos along the way. Read more…