Z.S. Liang

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Assiniboine Hunters

The Assiniboine Tribe was a hunting-gathering people whose range encompassed the prairie lands between the Saskatchewan River in the north to the Missouri River in the south. They were relatively horse poor, which contributed to their daring as cunning horse thieves, especially against their avowed enemy, the Blackfeet Nation. Their surprise winter horse-stealing raids were legendary.

Z.S. Liang’s "Assiniboine Hunters" shows why he is regarded as one of the most important and skilled painters depicting the Native American experience today. The varied warm and cool grays on a design of positive and negative shapes come to life in this Fine Art Limited Edition Canvas. These hunters have stopped to warm themselves and rest, having failed to find game during a morning search down Otter Robe coulee. The one possessing “badger medicine” sees movement at the distant timber edge. Perhaps luck may yet turn in their favor!
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Brule Warrior

At the heart of Liang’s fascination with the American Indian is his respect for a people who fought hard and long against overwhelming odds to hold onto their freedom and their way of life. In this painting, he presents a man of dignity and pride, earned through experience. He exudes a resolute and ascendant strength of character often found in great leaders of men.
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Camp Sentry

“It is a cold Montana winter afternoon,” says artist Z.S. Liang, “and this Piegan war chief has ridden out alone from his encampment to assure the area is secure for his people.” The South Piegan, based in Montana for thousands of years, are part of the Blackfoot Confederacy.



Artist Z.S. Liang often recounts that his rural Chinese upbringing was centered on ancient and traditional lifestyles which made it easy for him to relate to the Native Americans. For example, no resources were wasted in his home, much like the Plains Indians who used every part of the buffalo their lives depended on. A long time US resident, Liang has made himself into a student of Native American life, both in his personal library, and his time in the field with tribes today. His devotion to historical details, and to the constant improvement of his skills, led him to horseback riding lessons so he could more accurately understand the movement and musculature of the animal that played such an important role in the life of the Plains Indian.



"Camp Sentry," a dramatic portrait of Native and horse in the winter sun of Montana, is a consummate example of Liang’s skilled composition. Patterns of light and dark are repeated from the sky, the mountains, and the light field of snow, to the rider’s coat and his mount. Note how the headdress just touches the mountain’s horizon, preparing the eye for the spear tip that breaks that line. We can practically feel the chill wind in the brushstrokes on the horse, its tail, and the winter grass. Offered in an edition of only 35, this outstanding and rare Liang is a work of fine art that will be treasured in any home.
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Charging The Enemy

Bow strung and at the ready, this warrior leads his fellow braves into battle. The eagle was considered by Plains Indians as the greatest and most powerful of all birds and he wears one as his headdress talisman for strength and courage in the ensuing fight. Featured at the 2010 Jackson Hole Auction, "Charging the Enemy" is a stunning Fine Art Giclèe Canvas set in an edition of only 25!
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Cheyenne Burning Of Fort Phil Kearney, 1868

Red Cloud, Chief of the Oglala Lakota Sioux, masterminded the most successful war against the United States fought by an Indian nation. A series of forts established along the Bozeman trail became the focus of Red Cloud’s attacks. Fort Phil Kearny suffered the brunt of these assaults.

The U.S. Army did not have the resources to protect both the first Transcontinental Railroad and the Bozeman Trail. The railway took priority and peace through negotiation was sought with Red Cloud. However, the Oglala chief would not attend any treaty talks until the Army withdrew its forces from the contested Powder River Country in Northeastern Wyoming and Southern Montana.

After the army abandoned their posts, Red Cloud’s warriors destroyed the established forts and out-buildings to reclaim and restore their land as it was before the incursion of the white man. Red Cloud gave the honor of destroying Fort Kearny to Little Wolf, Chief of the Cheyenne, shortly after the army’s departure. The smoke from the fires could be seen by the retreating U.S. Army personnel as they fled the area.

Fine Art Canvases such "Cheyenne Burning Fort Phil Kearny, 1868" are must-haves for collectors of significant works of Western art. This art showcases Liang’s power and strength of composition and his master’s brushwork combined with an extraordinary storyteller’s passion for the untold experiences of Native Americans.
From $595.00

Cheyenne Burning Of Fort Phil Kearney,1868

Red Cloud, Chief of the Oglala Lakota Sioux, masterminded the most successful war against the United States fought by an Indian nation. A series of forts established along the Bozeman trail became the focus of Red Cloud’s attacks. Fort Phil Kearny suffered the brunt of these assaults.

The U.S. Army did not have the resources to protect both the first Transcontinental Railroad and the Bozeman Trail. The railway took priority and peace through negotiation was sought with Red Cloud. However, the Oglala chief would not attend any treaty talks until the Army withdrew its forces from the contested Powder River Country in Northeastern Wyoming and Southern Montana.

After the army abandoned their posts, Red Cloud’s warriors destroyed the established forts and out-buildings to reclaim and restore their land as it was before the incursion of the white man. Red Cloud gave the honor of destroying Fort Kearny to Little Wolf, Chief of the Cheyenne, shortly after the army’s departure. The smoke from the fires could be seen by the retreating U.S. Army personnel as they fled the area.

Fine Art Canvases such Cheyenne Burning Fort Phil Kearny, 1868 are must-haves for collectors of significant works of Western art. This art showcases Liang’s power and strength of composition and his master’s brushwork combined with an extraordinary storyteller’s passion for the untold experiences of Native Americans.
From $895.00