Liu Miao Chan Bio

Liu Miao Chan. B., Tawainese (1946 - )

Leather sculpture Artist Liu Miao Chan was born in Tawain where he toiled in the fields with his father and grandfather learning humility and discipline through hard work. Unable to suppress his artistic nature and with no money for pencil and paper, Chan drew endlessly in the dirt with a stick. Through a government Teacher Training Program, he was able to get an education and was finally accepted at the National Art College. Gifted, Chan became a woodcarver, sculptor and painter.

Then fate stepped in and he became intrigued with the long lost art of leather sculpture. It took him five years of research and experimentation before he perfected his craft. In 1986 Chan was declared a "Living Treasure" by the government of Taiwan. They sponsored a tour of his work to Seoul, New York, San Francisco, Los Angles and Paris. His works are in the collection of the Heads of State of Hungary, Japan, Argentina, Poland, South Africa and Panama to name a few.

Chan's all leather sculpture reflects his expertise creating life-like figures to scale which express the depth of emotions and capture the color and movement of the soul.

"Leather is soft, alive, like skin. It is warm and allows for movement. It gives life to the work," explains Chan.


"Chess Game" leather sculpture by Chan Lui Miao

Title: "Chess Game"

Medium: Leather Sculpture

Retail Price: $10,000.00

Asking Price: $8,000.00