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Stephen Pan 1963 | Shanghai

Born in Shanghai in 1963, Pan entered Chinese society at the height of the Red Guard‚s power; the destruction of all thing not purely Chinese was in full force. Even after the Red Guard was disbanded, it was years before China opened it‚s doors to welcome outside cultural influences. Pan began his teaching career in Shanghai at age 20 and found his young students were eager to study art from him. When he as only 22 years old his oil painting Red Cross was acquired by Beijing Central Art Museum, a singular honor for a Chinese artist.