The Newsletter 65 Autumn 2013

'The Chinese Art Deco architect of the 1925 Paris Expo' - My grandfather

Jennifer Wong

It is my honor as family historian to tell you about my maternal grandfather Liu Jipiao (1900-1992), whose life spanned 3 continents and a century of history filled with upheaval and transformation. He was born in China, educated in Paris, returned to China to help rebuild a nation and fled to America to live out the rest of his life. My grandfather left our family his artwork, furniture, photos and blueprints that he produced in America. From this collection, childhood stories, and published works, I am piecing together his story.

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