Martin Fan Cheng was born in 1931 in Anhui province, China. His family then fled to Chongqing, Sichuan province during the Sino-Japanese War. In 1949 he moved to Taiwan, where he received a degree in Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University. In 1958 he came to the US, where he earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Mathematics from The University of Minnesota, followed by a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from The University of Kansas. In 1980 he completed a BFA degree from the same university, then an MFA degree from The University of Washington. Today he lives and paints in Lawrence, KS.
Martin Fan Cheng, Chinese Tea Eggs, 1985-1986. Watercolor on paperboard. Lent to Phoenix Art museum by Martin Fan Cheng.
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