Impressionist artist, Huihan Liu,
was born in Guangzhou, China in 1952.
He now lives near San Francisco with his wife, artist Weizhen
Liang, and son. While Huihan
displayed an early interest in and talent for painting, he was not able
to pursue his artistic dreams until he was in his early twenties.
During the “cultural revolution” of Chairman Mao, his father,
who was a professor at a Christian college, was relocated with the
entire family to rural China to be “re-educated” as a farmer.
Huihan eventually was accepted into the Guangzhou Academy of Fine
Art where he earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in fine art and
then taught for twelve years. He
immigrated to the United States in 1987, earned another Master of Fine
Arts degree from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and was finally
able to bring his wife and son from China to join him.
Huihan’s wide range of subject
matter includes figurative, still-life and landscape pieces in a soft
Impressionistic style with a soft, warm palette.
talented and busy artist still finds time to share his talents with the
next generation of artists by teaching part time at the Academy of Art
in San Francisco and the Fechin Art Workshops in New Mexico.
He is also a member of several art organizations including the
Oil Painters of America and the California Art Club.
Numerous articles about Liu have appeared in publications such as
Southwest Art, Art
of the West, and American