Charles Jiao

Charles Jiao

  • Biography

    Charles Jiao grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution, which caused his formal education to be frequently interrupted. To avoid wasting his time, his father had him get tutored from family friends including an artist, who brought him into the art world. After graduating from high school in 1973, he spent two years farming, as mandated by the government, before finding a job as a designer in a department store, thanks to his earlier training in art. After the Cultural Revolution ended in 1976, He was able to study chemistry at Xiamen University, eventually becoming a lecture at a university in his hometown.

    In 1986 Jiao left China for the United States for graduate education, where he earned a Master of Science and a PhD in chemistry respectively from University of Minnesota-Duluth and Purdue University. During this period he continued his study of art through private lessons of watercolor, for two years of spare time. A chemist position with a government contract company for Air Force Research Laboratory brought him to Dayton, Ohio, where he continued to paint as a hobby, and began to work in oils.

Showing all 25 artworks

Charles Jiao

A Town Called Ridgeway
24 x 36 ″ Oil on Canvas $2,950.00

Charles Jiao

Rocky Beach II
18 x 24 ″ Oil on wood panel $1,500.00

Charles Jiao

White Sand Beach
12 x 24 ″ Oil on Canvas $1,000.00

Charles Jiao

Rocky Beach
18 x 24 ″ Oil on wood panel $1,500.00

Charles Jiao

An Evening at Pebble Beach
24 x 36 ″ Oil on Canvas $3,000.00

Charles Jiao

A Sunny Day at the Beach
12 x 24 ″ $1,000.00

Charles Jiao

Late Afternoon in the Mountains
28 x 34 ″ Oil on Canvas $3,300.00

Charles Jiao

Colorado Ranch
12 x 24 ″ Oil on panel $1,000.00

Charles Jiao

In the Weather of the Mountain Range
24 x 36 ″ Oil on Canvas $3,000.00

Charles Jiao

Houses in the Mountains
24 x 36 ″ Oil on Canvas $3,000.00

Charles Jiao

River Rocks
11 x 14 ″ Oil on panel $550.00

Charles Jiao

Fall Colors
18 x 24 ″ Oil on panel $1,500.00

Charles Jiao

Evening Light
11 x 14 ″ Oil on Canvas

Charles Jiao

Down by the Creek
18 x 24 ″ Framed: 23 x 29 x 2 ″ Oil on wood panel $1,500.00

Charles Jiao

Early Autumn
18 x 18 ″ Oil on Canvas $1,100.00

Charles Jiao

Snow Coverd Town
12 x 16 ″ Oil on Canvas $650.00

Charles Jiao

Empty Space
12 x 16 ″ Oil on canvas panel $650.00

Charles Jiao

Snowy Evening
16 x 20 ″ Oil on Canvas $1,100.00

Charles Jiao

Fall in Indian Mound Reserve
18 x 24 ″ Oil on Canvas $1,500.00

Charles Jiao

Cincinnati Streets
18 x 24 ″ Oil on panel $1,500.00

Charles Jiao

Autumn Comes to Mt. Adams
24 x 36 ″ Oil on Canvas $2,900.00

Charles Jiao

A California Beach
29 x 40 ″ Oil on Canvas $3,900.00

Charles Jiao

Small Flooding in Spring, 2021
18 x 24 ″ Oil on panel $1,450.00