Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Landscapes: An Exhibit by Suping Lu, May 19 - July 20, 2014

Love Library presents thirteen original oil paintings by Suping Lu, Professor and Librarian of UNL Libraries.  This exhibit features a self-portrait and twelve landscape paintings, including scenes from around Lincoln, NE.  This exhibit also features Lu's published books.

View this exhibit in the Talk Zone, located on the second floor of Love Library (near Media Services, room 221).  Love Library is located on UNL's City campus on approximately 13th  & R streets in downtown Lincoln, NE. 

View the exhibit during regular Love Library hours now trough July 20, 2014. 

Artist's Bio:

"Born and raised in China, Suping Lu graduated from Nanjing Teachers University before he came to the United States for further education at the Ohio University and the University of South Carolina. He joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries faculty in 1994, and was promoted to full professor in 2006.

Lu has been an avid lover of drawing and painting since his early childhood. He started oil painting when he was thirteen, and kept on his quest for artistic creativity in capturing and displaying beauty ever since.

Displayed in this room are his self-portrait and 12 landscapes he painted in recent years here in Lincoln. Mainly realistic in style, some of his paintings also show the techniques which are, to some extent, influenced by Expressionism as seen in "October Hues," "Golden Fall," and "A Country Trail."

Lu is also a prolific academic researcher. His research interest centers on the 1937/38 Nanjing Massacre. He is the author of They Were in Nanjing: The Nanjing Massacre Witnessed by American British Nationals (2004), and the editor of Terror in Minnie Vautrin's Nanjing: Diaries and Correspondence, 1937-38 (2008), A Mission under Duress: The Nanjing Massacre and Post-massacre Social Conditions Documented by American Diplomats (2010), and A Dark Page in History: The Nanjing Massacre and Post-massacre Social Conditions Recorded in British Diplomatic Dispatches, Admiralty Documents, and U.S. Naval Intelligence Reports (2012), along with four other books in Chinese he published in Beijing and Nanjing, China, from 1999 to 2014. "

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