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Li Hu 1The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will remember and honor the talents of Professor Emeritus Li Hu with a tribute on Friday, April 21 at the Priebe Art Gallery.

Hu, an internationally acclaimed artist, passed away in April 2016.

The UW Oshkosh Office of Advancement will host the event, which will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. While there is no charge for the event, donations are appreciated.

Limited pieces of Hu’s artwork will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Li Hu Scholarship Fund for UW Oshkosh art students.

Band-No-4Hu was born in 1950 into a family of artists in Shanghai, China. After graduating from Shanghai University–Fine Arts College in 1986, Hu was appointed professor and taught painting there for four years. In 1993, Hu earned an MFA at the University of South Dakota.

Hu came to UW Oshkosh to teach in 1994 and eventually worked his way through the ranks to full professor. During his time at UW Oshkosh, Hu was awarded the Endowed Professorship in 2006.

Hu spent his life as an artist and as an admirer of the arts.  His wish for UW Oshkosh students—the same artistic opportunities.  In pursuit of this wish, Li and his wife Ping established the Li Hu Art-Student Scholarship for UW Oshkosh students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

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