Yeh-Jau James Liu
(1910 - 2003)
Yeh-Jau James Liu was active/lived in California / China. YehJau Liu is known for Oriental motif watercolors.
Biography Yeh-Jau James Liu
James Yeh-Jau (Jimmy) Liu, known as the "Artist Laureate" of Tiburon,
California, was born in Hunan Province in China in 1910. As a
college student he played basketball at the National Art
Institute. He later rose to the rank of Colonel in the Chinese
Army during World War II. When the Japanese invaded his native
Hunan, he fled on horseback ahead of the invaders, and led a scorched
earth campaign. After the war he was recruited by Chiang Kai-shek
to join four Generals in a tour of Europe, and the United States to
help determine the best way to rebuild China after the war. He
became a government official in Hunan province. In 1949 he was
forced to flee to Taiwan when the Communists took over.
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