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"Native Trails, Fresh Tracks" by Z. S. Liang

"Observers Over Fort Kearny, 1868" by Z. S. Liang
"Native Trails, Fresh Tracks" by Z. S. Liang

Z.S. Liang: Native Trails, Fresh Tracks
Commemorative Edition

It amazes me how a man from China has such an interest in the Native Indians and paints them as if he were one of them, spirit-to-spirit. His work is of the highest caliber.
- Michael Del Priore, Former Chairman of American Society of Portrait Artist.

Collectors have been anticipating Z.S. Laing’s Native Trails, Fresh Tracks for years. To celebrate, The Greenwich Workshop has created Native Trails, Fresh Tracks Commemorative Edition. This exclusive collectors’ set includes

  • A first-edition copy of Native Trails, Fresh Tracks signed by Zhuo S. Liang
  • The Diversion, Bozeman Trail, 1866 offered as either a Limited MasterWork™ Canvas Edition (52" w x 38" h, shown above), or a Limited Fine Art Canvas Edition (33" w x 24" h)
  • The Diversion, Bozeman Trail, 1866 – Graphite Pencil Sketch, a signed and matching numbered Fine Art Giclée Paper Edition
  • Red Cloud’s War on the Bozeman Trail, an historical brief

The Diversion, Bozeman Trail, 1866 was featured at the 2014 Couer D’Alene Auction and sold for over $100,000 alongside paintingsby Frederick Remington, Charles Russell and Thomas Moran. It’s based on events near Fort Phil Kearny one of three the U. S. Army completed along the Bozeman Trail during the summer of 1866, along with Forts Reno and C. E. Smith. They were erected for the protection of emigrants, gold seekers and freight wagons traveling along the trail, which took them through the buffalo and game-rich hunting grounds of the Lakota Sioux bands and of the Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho.

Just as Sitting Bull’s Hunkpapas detested Fort Buford on the Upper Missouri, so too, did Red Cloud’s Powder River Oglalas keep Ft. Kearny almost constantly besieged. One daring ploy, often used by the Indians against the soldiers during the many skirmishes, was a decoy feint. This involved sending a small group of fighters against a larger company of soldiers would fight off this small group and give pursuit. The retreating warriors were actually a decoy to lure the soldiers into a surprise trap made up of superior numbers of Indians waiting to envelop them.

Z.S. Liang is one of the most important painters of contemporary Western Art. Native Trails, Fresh Tracks will only help to further cement his reputation. He has clearly struck a chord with collectors and this Commemorative Edition set is, indeed, a collector’s item. 

Sizing & Pricing

Commerative Edition including
MasterWork™ Fine Art Giclée Canvas of The Diversion . . .
limited to 15 s/n.
52 "w x 38"h (unstretched).

Commerative Edition including
Fine Art Giclée Canvas of
The Diversion . . .

limited to 25 s/n.
33 "w x 24"h.


Native Trails, Fresh Tracks


About Z.S. Liang

Z.S. Liang was born in China and raised in a family of artists. He studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou. Liang furthered his art study in the United States in 1982.He earned his BFA in painting at Massachusetts College of Arts in 1986 and his MFA in Painting at Boston University in 1989. 

Liang received his great inspiration in this country while studying and painting the Wampanoag Indian culture at the outdoor Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This newfound interest fired his imagination, and he began to focus his painting primarily on Native American Indian cultures and their traditional ways of life. During the ensuring years of field research, he has made many connections and friends among Native tribes from the East coast to the Rocky Mountains. Liang’s obvious passion for the Indians as a people, coupled with his emphasis on historical accuracy, adds strength and truth to his portrayals. 

Among the many awards Liang has received are: the David P. Usher Patrons’ Choice Award, Master of the American West, 2009; the President’s Award for Excellence, Oil Painters of America, 2005; Best of Show Award and People’s Choice Award, the American Society of Portrait Artists, 1998; the Arthur Ross Award for Painting, Classical America, New York, 1992; and the Lila Acheson Award for Painting, the Society of American Illustrators, 1986. Liang’s works are in the permanent collections of Autry National Center, West Point Museum of United States Military Academy and Harvard University.

Liang has been invited to participate the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale in Autry National Center every year since 2005. His works have been featured in Art of the West, South West Art, Western Art Collectors, Artists and International Artists Magazines. He is represented by Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Liang and his family reside in Southern California.





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