(American, born 1926)
Pacific Northwest artist Lucy Liu creates traditional Chinese brush paintings and calligraphic works.
Lucy Liu grew up in northeastern China, where she learned artistic calligraphy as a child. After 1949 she lived in Taiwan, where she studied traditional Chinese landscape and bird and flowers painting. Working as a researcher for an American expert on Chinese folklore brought her to Berkeley, California in 1973. Ms. Liu received a degree in fine arts in the Western tradition from Eastern Washington University in Cheney. She taught art at Seattle-area community colleges. In 1983, she founded the Chinese Arts Society Northwest.
In 1989, Lucy Liu was honored with a Washington State Governor's Heritage Award for her work as an artist, an art teacher, and a promoter of Chinese art, both within and outside of the Chinese-American community.