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S. C. Yuan


S.C. Yuan was born in Hang chow, China in the province of Chekiang. At an early age he displayed a keen interest in art and studied drawing while in high school. He attended the Fine Arts Academy of the Central University in Nanking. There, he studied with Xu Beihong and received training in the French academic manner of painting. Xu Beihong was one of China's greatest early twentieth-century painters. Although taught in the Western manner, later Yuan would remark that he was also influenced by the Chinese paintings surrounding him and that their delicacy and emphasis upon line were in his blood. He came to America in 1950 and, after a visit to the Monterey Peninsula, decided that this was where he wished to make his home.

Although there were major exhibitions of Yuan's work during the war years, the 1960s was a period of numerous shows, awards and the beginning of his travels to Europe and Mexico. Many of his works were painted on these trips. His last one-man show was held in Carmel in 1974.

S.C. Yuan's subtle, but colorful palette, vigorous brush strokes, thick impasto and delicate washes are part of the legacy he left. A dynamic, charismatic man and one of California's finest artists, he once said, "Art should have something to say to the viewer and only then is it honest art, which has permanent value." His art has something to say.


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Title:Red Roses
Item Id:114
Medium:giclee print
Size (in):16 H X 32 W

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Title:Spain
Item Id:157
Medium:oil on canvas
Size (in):30 H X 24 W
Price($):40000

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Title:Gladiolus
Item Id:158
Medium:oil on canvas
Size (in):30 H X 24 W
Price($):50000
Status: sold

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Title:Rome In October
Item Id:467
Medium:oil on canvas, framed
Size (in):52 H X 52 W
Price($):135000
Status: sold

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Title:"Carmel Valley Oaks"
Item Id:347
Medium:oil on masonite (framed)
Size (in):16 H X 20 W
Price($):35000

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Title:"Beach Scene"
Item Id:348
Medium:oil on linen board (framed)
Size (in):16 H X 20 W
Price($):35000

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Title:Rock Roses
Item Id:319
Medium:giclee on canvas (framed)
Size (in):10 H X 8 W

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Title:"Violets"
Item Id:321
Medium:giclee on canvas (framed)
Size (in):8 H X 11 W
Price($):750

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Title:"Sketch -Nude Reclining" (M-65)
Item Id:349
Medium:blue pen on white (framed)
Size (in):7 H X 11 W
Price($):1800

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Title:"Sketch - Nude Reclining" (M-64)
Item Id:350
Medium:blue pen on white (framed)
Size (in):8 H X 12 W
Price($):1800

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Title:"Seascape"
Item Id:361
Medium:oil on masonite (framed)
Size (in):10 H X 16 W
Price($):25000

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Title:"Carnations"
Item Id:370
Medium:giclee on canvas, framed 1/200
Size (in):18 H X 14 W
Price($):1600
Status: sold

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Title:Girl
Item Id:507
Medium:oil on canvas
Size (in):24 H X 30 W
Price($):42000

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Title:Yellow Flowers
Item Id:509
Medium:oil on canvas
Size (in):26 H X 32 W
Price($):40000

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Title:"Lady in Blue"
Item Id:510
Medium:oil on masonite
Size (in):8 H X 10 W
Price($):9500