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Lai Yong

 (born 1840)
Lai Yong was active/lived in California / China.  Lai Yong is known for Portrait Painting; Photography.

Biography   Lai Yong

Born in China in 1840. Lai Yong has the distinction of being the earliest known Chinese artist who was active in California. He maintained a gallery in San Francisco on Dupont Gai (now Grant Avenue) from 1867-75. His track is lost after that time. His painting of Adolph Sutro in the California Historical Society is the only one extant. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1869.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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