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 Wahso Chan  (1911 - 1937)

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Lived/Active: California / China      Known for: Painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Wahso Canton was born in Canton, China in 1911.  Chan came to California with his family in 1912.  He earned a teaching degree from UC Berkeley and further studied at the CSFA in 1929-32.  During the Depression he worked as a recreation leader for the WPA.  He was just beginning to do some of his finest painting when he was crushed to death between two trucks in San Francisco's Chinatown on June 27, 1937. 

Exh:  SFAA, 1931-32; Chinese AA, De Young Museum, 1935.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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