Born in Hangchow, China on April 4, 1911, Yuan moved around the world curating his style of painting. S.C. Yuan, is considered one of the finest painters to come out of the Monterey Peninsula. His training was classical French via Xu Beihong, one of China’s greatest 20th Century painters. Working in oil and watercolor, he produced still life, High Sierra snow scenes, European and Mexican scenes, harbor and beach scenes, and seascapes. A “painter’s painter”, he did work which was favored by contemporary painters who marvel at his effortless technique. On September 4, 1974, he hung his last show at the Carmel Art Association.