Archives for Situ, Jason

Mother Nature’s Majesty

W. Jason Situ was born in Kaiping, China, where he was faced with the changes and challenges brought about by the country’s cultural revolution under Mao Tse Tung. His interest in art took hold, as he copied propaganda and slogan banners, before connecting with Szeto Lapa, who introduced him to plein air painting and, later, with Mian Situ, who became his mentor. Eventually, Situ was able to study at the Guanzhou Academy of Fine Arts, where his style evolved into impressionistic realism. Fast forward to 1989. Situ left China and immigrated with his wife Lisa and their two children to
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A Revolutionary Career

China’s Cultural Revolution had a major impact on its people—on its wealthy people and on W. Jason Situ. Prior to Mao Tse Tung’s effort to strip the privileged class of its status, Situ was a normal kid. In 1966, when the Cultural Revolution began, however, his world was tossed asunder. W. Jason Situ Windy Morning Oil 20″ By 24″ I came upon this view in a Malibu state park, while taking part in a California Art Club paint-out event, and later completed the painting in my studio. I really like the morning atmosphere. W. Jason Situ A Quiet Evening Oil
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