Award Winning Artist dedicated to sharing Native American Narratives
01 Part One
HUNTER-GATHERERS AND INDIAN TRADERS
02 Part Two
DEFENDERS OF LAND AND LIFESTYLE
03 Part Three
UNITED BY FAMILY AND SPIRITUALITY
See more of Z.S. Liang's works in his first publication containing over 70 full color, high-quality paintings. In collaboration with writer and painter Tom Saubert, the informative text in conjunction to each painting describes the historical period as well as Liang's approach to his artwork.
Delve into the story and the people represented on the canvases, and learn to respect, appreciate, and honor the Native tribes of America.
"He has clearly struck a chord with collectors and he is creating timeless historical narratives that will resonate for years to come"
- John Geraghty, Trustee, Autry National Center for Western Art
"I have met and know many artists, but Z.S. has the ability to tell the stories in detail with his brush, and bring them to life. I am delighted to have met Z.S. and I am proud to call him my friend"
- Ernie LaPointe (Crowfoot), Great-Grandson of Sitting Bull
Z.S. LIANG - NATIVE TRAILS, FRESH TRACKS
9"x12", hardcover, jacketed, 140 pages
Published by Greenwich Workshop Press
david p. usher patron's choice award
Masters of the American West, 2009
president's award for excellence
Oil Painters of America, 2005
best of show award; people's choice award
the American Society of Portrait Artists, 1998
arthur ross award for painting
Classical America, New York, 1992
lila acheson award for painting
the Society of American Illustrators, 1986
ABOUT THE ARTIST
"I am greatly intrigued as to how the Indian people fought to keep their way of life and their freedom, and because of this, I have so much respect for them. Recreating the past into tangible visions on canvas gives me great joy and a fulfilling excitement."
Z. S. Liang was born in China and raised in a family of artists. He studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou. Liang furthered his art study in the United States in 1982. He earned his BFA in painting at Massachusetts College of Arts in 1986 and his MFA in Painting at Boston University in 1989.
Liang received his great inspiration in this country while studying and painting the Wampanoag Indian culture at the outdoor Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This newfound interest fired his imagination, and he began to focus his painting primarily on Native American Indian cultures and their traditional ways of life. During the ensuring years of field research, he has made many connections and friends among Native tribes from the East coast to the West coast. Liang’s obvious passion for the Indians as a people, coupled with his emphasis on historical accuracy, adds strength and truth to his portrayals.
Liang is represented by Legacy Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona. His works are in the permanent collections of National Portrait Gallery, Autry National Center, West Point Museum of United States Military Academy and Harvard University. Giclee reproductions of his work are available through Greenwich Workshop dealers.