Painter, lithographer. Born in Hoy Ping, China on May 4, 1896,
Lee began his art studies in China. At age 18 he immigrated to
San Francisco where he spent two years studying English at the
Having chosen art as a career, he studied for five years at the CSFA
under Gottardo Piazzoni and Spencer Macky. He spent 1925 in China
with his family, married, and then returned to San Francisco.
During the 1930s he exhibited regularly and was employed by the Federal
His oeuvre includes cityscapes of San Francisco, landscapes, and
portraits in oil and watercolor. His painting style submitted to
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