Stephen Pan was born into a family that has been renowned in China for artistic talent. At the age of five, his grandfather, Bo Yin Pan, gave him his first lesson in drawing and painting. Although Pan had an intimate relationship with formal Chinese art traditions, he fell in love with the Renaissance and French Impressionist paintings. Already at the age of thirteen, he had a solo art show, and had won first place at National Art Excellence awards in China for his beautiful oil paintings.
Paintings by Guan ZeJu Guan Zeju was born in 1941 in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Guangzhou Arts Academy, and continued his studies there in 1978. Guan made his way to America and became a celebrated painter of the ballet, which culminated in the release of the book GUAN ZEJU, Selected Ballet Paintings, in 2000.