Mian Situ

Born in southern China, Mian Situ earned bachelor of arts and master of fine arts degrees from the Guangzhou Institute of Fine Arts, Panyu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. He then worked as an art instructor for six years. He lived in Canada for ten years before immigrating to the United States in 1998.

Situ won the Purchase Award at the 2018 Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City.

Situ’s many Masters of the American West awards include the Patrons’ Choice Award and the Ross and Billie McKnight Artists’ Choice Award in 2017; the James R. Parks Trustees’ Purchase Award in 2015; the Masters of the American West Purchase Award in 2009; the Gene Autry Memorial Award in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, and 2008; the Patrons’ Choice Award and the Artists’ Choice Award in 2006the Artists’ Choice Award in 2005; the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting and the Patrons’ Choice Award in 2004; the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting, the Artists’ Choice Award, and the Patrons’ Choice Award in 2003; the Masters of the American West Purchase Award for his painting Powder Monkeys, the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting, and the Patrons’ Choice Award in 2002.

He has also received numerous awards from the Gold Medal Exhibition of the California Art Club and the Oil Painters of America’s National Exhibition.