Stop by the 5th floor Art & Music Department to see an exhibit of paintings by artist James Yezhau "Jimmy" Liu.
On display during regular library hours.
About the artist:
Liu Yezhau (James) was born in 1910 in Changsha, Hunan, China. He graduated from the National Hangzhou Art College in his early years and was taught by Lin Fengmian and Pan Tianshou. He studied at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in Japan and Meiji University in Japan. After moving to Taiwan, he served as Director of the Cultural and Education Section of the Administrative Committee of the Southeast Office, and Director of the Ministry of Communications, and taught at the National Taiwanese Art School. He produced many good paintings of landscapes, flowers, birds, figures, and beasts. In 1961, he was invited to participate in the art school of the University of California, San Francisco, and was hired as a professor. In 1967, the Hanxi Studio was established in Tiburon, a scenic spot in California. In 2001, he was elected as the first artist Laureate in Defoe. He died in 2003 in Marin, California. Liu Yezhao devoted his life to painting. His motto was "Looking at the landscape as a teacher and using the heavens and the earth as a canvas. Don't ask for the world, but ask for a long brush; don't ask for food and clothing, but seek self-sufficiency; but I hope to know how to pay. Full of Jinghua."