"Celebrate Life. Celebrate Colour. Celebrate the Figure"
International Master Painter Stephen Pan reveals his extraordinary talent through his beautiful romantic expressionist oil paintings. His stunning command of light, colour and the human figure evoke powerful yet gentle feelings that elevate the human spirit.
Pan was born in 1963 in Shanghai, China. He began to draw and paint by age 4. His work as an artist has been continuous for nearly forty years. His early years were influenced by his parental grandfather, Artist Bo Yin Pan, who is renown in China for his mastery of Chinese calligraphy and poetry. Showing immense promise in art, young Pan had his first one-man show of his oil paintings when he was 13 years old.
In 1984 Pan received a Master of Fine Art degree in Shanghai. After graduation he was head of the Shanghai Culture Center for two years where he taught and painted oil o n canvas. These two years he was invited to exhibit his work in Shanghai and Beijing, which culminated in the Beijing Central Art Museum acquiring his oil painting for its permanent collection.
In 1987 he came to America and Canada, traveling and displaying his work in major galleries on the East Coast including New York City's SOHO Gallery. He also traveled and displayed his work in established galleries on the West Coast in Vancouver, British Columbia; San Francisco and Carmel, California; and also in the Southwest in Las Vegas, Nevada; and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Between 1965 to 1997 Pan taught art students from all around the world at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California. Pan continually devotes his heart and passion full-time to his artwork. He eventually settled in Northern California and continues to travel regularly to Shanghai.