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Mian Situ

Born in southern China, Mian Situ earned B.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the Guangzhou Institute of Fine Art, then worked as an art instructor for six years. He lived in Canada for 10 years before immigrating to the United States in 1998.

Situ won David Crockett Award for Artists’ Choice of Night of Artists in Briscoe Western Art Museum the Purchase Award in Prix de West 2018 Invitational Art Exhibition in National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 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 2006; the Artists’ Choice Award in 2005; and the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting and the Patrons’ Choice Award in 2004. In 2003, he received three Masters awards: the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting, the Artists’ Choice Award, and the Patrons’ Choice Award.

 At the 2002 Masters, his painting Powder Monkeys won the Masters of the American West Purchase Award; he also received the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting and the Patrons’ Choice Award that year.

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