Born in Guangdong, China. In 1934, he entered the Otis Institute of Arts in Los Angeles; his teachers included Alexander Brook. His success earned him a full scholarship there, and in 1940, he earned his master's degree in fine arts, holding his first individual exhibition the following year at the California Art Club in Los Angeles. More individual exhibitions followed in major cities throughout the US in the years 1942-1946. From 1947 to 1949 he returned to Mainland China, exhibiting at the Public Archives Museum in Guangzhou and in Shanghai. In 1950, he returned to the US and began to study abstract painting. During the years from 1969 through 1973, 50 of his abstract works were exhibited at the invitation of the Pasadena Fine Arts Museum.