Join JFS for a virtual tour on
Thursday, November 2, at 1 p.m.
for the exhibition, A Question of Hu: The Narrative Art of Hung Liu From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Groundbreaking Chinese American Artist Hung Liu (1948–2021) made highly narrative images that foregrounded workers, immigrants, refugees, women, children, and soldiers in haunting, incandescent portraits that mingle Chinese and Western artistic traditions. Liu was born in Changchun, China, and her childhood and youth coincided with one of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history. After her arrival in San Diego, California, in 1984, Liu became one of the first Chinese artists to establish a career in the United States. Decades later, she would be justly celebrated for establishing novel frameworks for understanding visual art’s relationship to history by focusing on communities misrepresented and marginalized by official narratives.
Hung Liu (American, born China 1948-2021), Dandelion 12A, 2015, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, Image: Aaron Wessling Photography, © Hung Liu Estate/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York
Sponsor: Jewish Family Services and Jordan D. Schnitzer Foundation