Bird Duet in Black Ink on Rice Paper 1929
29 x 24 Horizontal
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.
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.
“Bridge Waterfall” – Mountain Village with Waterfall.
Chinese Watercolor on Rice Paper. Silk Border on Pressboard with Handmade Wooden Frame.
21 x 29 Vertical
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.