Z.S. Liang

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Z.S. Liang

Z. S. Liang was born in China in 1953 and raised in a family of artists. He studied

at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and later furthered his art studies in the United States. 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 first 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 cultures and their traditional way of life. During the ensuing years of field research, he has made many connections and friends among Native tribes from the East Coast to the Rocky Mountains. Liang’s obvious passion for the Indians as a people, coupled with his emphasis on historical accuracy, adds strength and truth to his portrayals. Among the many awards Liang has received are 2018 Sam Houston Award for Painting at Night of Artists, the 2011 Masters of the American West Purchase Award and the 2009 David P. Usher Patrons’ Choice Award at the Autry’s Masters of the American West; and the 2005 President’s Award for Excellence, Oil Painters of America; Best of Show Award and People’s Choice Award, the American Society of Portrait Artists, 1998. Liang’s works are in the permanent collections of the American National Portrait Gallery, Autry Museum, Briscoe Western Art Museum, Harvard University, and the West Point Museum of the United States Military Academy.

Cover: The Lakota Sought an Alliance with the Crow Against the 7th Cavalry 38" x 60" Oil


Memories of Past Glories 50" x 28" Oil

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Z.S. Liang • For information regarding price and availability, please call 480.945.1113 or visit our website at www.legacygallery.com

7178 Main Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 • 480 945-1113 www.legacygallery.com

Memories 30" x 20" Oil


Defending their Hunting Ground from Intruders 36" x 58" Oil


Pueblo Drum Makers 34" x 44" Oil The Pueblo people have used the drum as a musical instrument for praying and dancing for hundreds and thousands of years. This scene takes place at the turn of 20th century. A Pueblo family makes drums in the backyard of their house. The little girl attentively watches her parents work in order to learn the family’s tradition.


Eagle Trainer 30" x 40" Oil Female golden eagles lay four to five eggs at a time. They only raise the stronger ones and kick the weaker ones out from the nest when they are young. This Indian man raises these two weaker chicks and trains them.


Contemplating His Future 34" x 52" Oil


7178 E. Main Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Ojibwe Hunter 38" x 38" Oil This catalogue represents a portion of the works that are available by Z.S. Liang. For information regarding price and availability, please call 480.945.1113 or visit our website at www.legacygallery.com

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