The Nie brothers loved nature and freedom, but especially loved painting when they were young boys. At that time China was in a state of horror and autocracy and they were deprived of their rights; however, they had access to art, and they always persevered in exploring art during this difficult time. As a result these self-taught artists were successful in practice.

Art Exhibition by Leon Nie in Shanghai

W.S.O.A.E 2019 in NYC

Watercolors by Nie Chongwen in Beijing