(1911 - 1983)
Jade (Woo) Fon was active/lived in California. Jade Fon is known for town-harborscape, animal and genre painting, teaching.
Biography Jade Fon
Founder of a well-known watercolor workshop in Asilomar, California,
Jade Fon became a California plein-air* painter whose work
combined Oriental influences and regionalism called "California
Style*." His subjects range from cityscapes to wildlife in natural
surroundings. In the art world, he was called "Jade Fon",
although his full name was Jade Fon Woo.
He was born in San
Jose, California and was raised in Winslow, Arizona and attended the
University of Arizona at Flagstaff before continuing his higher
education at the University of New Mexico. In the 1930s, he moved
back to California where he attended the Art Students League in Los
Angeles and exhibited with the California Water Color Society*.&n
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