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The Father of Chinese Art Deco Architecture
January 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
During the height of the Art Deco era, a wave of Chinese artists came to Paris to learn from Western culture. Among them was architect Liu Jipiao, the organizer and designer of China’s section at the famous 1925 Paris Exposition (which introduced the world to Art Deco), and a key figure in bringing modernist art and architecture to his home country. This Art Deco Weekend lecture features the architect’s granddaughter, Jennifer Wong, who will relate Liu’s life as a student in Paris, his work as an architect and educator on his return to China, and the dramatic change in fortunes that led to him and his family relocating to America.
Organized by The Wolfsonian-FIU and presented as part of Art Deco Weekend.