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"The Toy Peddler of Dupont Street, Chinatown, S.F., 1905" by Mian Situ
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"The Toy Peddler of Dupont Street, Chinatown, S.F., 1905" by Mian Situ

The Toy Peddler of Dupont Street,
Chinatown, S.F., 1905

by Mian Situ

Mian Situ unveils the Asian American experience with the same fine art mastery and passion that made Howard Terpning a legend for his study of the Native American. Whether an epic work or intimate portrait, Situ’s art conveys the often overwhelming experience of emigrating and opening and becoming apart of a new world.

Dupont Street, San Francisco ― before the earthquake and fire ― was the heart of Chinatown. Just as Chinese street merchants would venture throughout the city, others would come to Chinatown to ply their wares. And no one drew a crowd like the toy peddler.  Children and adults alike were drawn to his beautiful, handmade creations. Is there a birthday coming? Is it almost Christmas!  Surely there must be some celebration to dictate a purchase.

The exchange of goods and services between the city’s two cultures dominant were the first steps on the long road of assimilation of the Chinese into America’s society. Situ’s turn-of-the-century historical masterpieces such as this Limited Edition Fine Art Canvas capture the vivid energy of this period and its people with beauty and grace. For the collector of important American historical art, they also offer a rare glimpse and insight into this thriving cultural crossroad where the East meets West.

"The Toy Peddler of Dupont Street, Chinatown, S.F., 1905" by Mian Situ

Sizing & Pricing

Greenwich Workshop
Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 30 s/n.
27"w x 23"h.


About Mian Situ

Born in Southern China, Mian Situ received his formal art training in his native homeland of Guangdong, formerly Canton. He 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. Immigrating to Canada, then later moving to the United States, Mian’s paintings clearly reflect his upbringing in the rural countryside of his native China. His artistic diversification of subject matter, from the people of the small villages and farming communities going about their daily lives to the exquisite portraitures as well as his most recent works inspired by western historical themes and American landscapes, all reflect the sensitive dedication of this Master Artist.

Mian has been recognized with many national art awards. During the 2002 Masters of the American West exhibition and sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles California, Mian Situ received the Masters of the American West Museum Purchase Award, the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Artistic Merit and the Patron’s Choice Award. In 2003, Mian was honored with the Thomas Moran Memorial Award, Artist’s Choice Award and Patron’s Choice Award. Most recently, in 2005, Mian was presented with the Artist’s Choice Award for his painting, The Word of God. Mian Situ is represented by Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson, Wyoming. He lives with his wife, Helen and daughter, Lisa in Southern California.


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