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East Meets West: The Art of Mian Situ

With this issue,The Greenwich Workshop introduces artist Mian Situ, a legendary talent, to its Fine Art Giclée Canvas offerings. His artistic diversity of subject matter, from the people of the small villages and farming communities in their daily lives, to exquisite portraits, to his most recent works inspired by American western historical themes and landscapes, reflect the sensitive dedication of this Master Artist.The Asian immigrant experience, the universal relationships in families, and the charm of situations where east meets west are all themes in his current work.

Situ’s paintings clearly reflect his upbringing in the rural countryside of his native Southern China. Receiving his formal art training in his native homeland of Guangdong, Situ graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the prestigious Guangzhou Institute of Fine Art. After instructing for six years, he earned a Masters in Fine Art before immigrating to Canada and subsequently to the United States. Mian has been recognized with many national art awards including the Masters of the American West Museum
Purchase Award, the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Artistic Merit and the Patron’s Choice Awards from the prestegious Masters of the American West at the Autry National Center. He lives with his wife and daughter in Southern California.

The Toymaker of Ross Alley, San Francisco, 1906
by Mian Situ

The elderly Chinese immigrant has brought his trade from China—sculpting small figures from
dough, which he hand colors.These figures are prized and purchased by the children of Ross Alley in
the heart of Chinatown. Originally known for brothels and gambling, Ross Alley is the oldest alley
in San Francisco.Today, it is home to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory and murals depicting
the everyday life of the Chinese American community.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art MasterWork™ Giclée Canvas:

limited to 75 s/n.
37"w x 43"h (unstretched).
$1400 | $1705 CDN | £880 + VAT
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The Golden Mountain—Arriving San Francisco, 1865
by Mian Situ

By the mid-1800s, news of the discovery of gold in California reached its way across the Pacific
and spread quickly throughout China.Trade relations had brought some Chinese to California as
early as the sixteenth century, but the gold rush brought tens of thousands of emigrants in search
of better economic opportunities and political freedom.

Thirty dollars was the fare for Chinese passage to America, and these passengers were restricted
to an area of the upper deck unless foul weather forced them below.This painting depicts a first
sighting of America, the “Golden Mountain.”

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée MasterWork™ Canvas:.
limited to 25 s/n.
49"w x 60"h (unstretched).
$4500 | $5475 CDN | £2820 + VAT
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Each month,The Greenwich Workshop highlights one of our artists in a feature on our
website. In November, we showcase artist Mian Situ. Visit our website to catch up on his
portfolio of work and enter for the chance to win a Fine Art Limited Edition Giclée Canvas.

November spotlight artist: Mian Situ
December spotlight artist: James Bama