Artist Constant Tse

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The name Constant was a direct translation of his Chinese painting name Yong, which was given to him by his teacher, a famous Chinese Painting Master, Mr. Tang Yun. Constant had a keen interest in drawing since he was 6. He studied under his first Chinese painting teacher at the age of 11. He joined a Chinese painting competition in Shanghai at the age of 15 and won a 2nd class award with many professional artists.His Journey took a turn to the science and business world when he came to the United States in 1965 for his college education. He earned his Ph. D. degree in Solid State Physics and Materials Sciences from Princeton University in 1972. For the next 27 years, he made his presence in the fields of science, computers and investments.Even when he was away from the artistic world, he was always observing and enjoying the beauty of nature. In 1999, he made the decision to pursue his life long passion of painting. Over the next 5 years, he took many painting classes at the Academy of Art College (now called Academy of Art University), and his paintings were featured in the Academy Spring Shows from 2001 through 2004.In 2004, he joined the annual Arts of the Parks - Mini 100 - a National Competition for the paintings of the national parks. Two of his paintings were selected to be among the top 125 paintings in the first round of the competition. One of his painting titled "Vernal Fall I, Yosemite" was selected into the winner group of top 100 mini paintings of the parks. In 2005, his painting titled "Bolinas Lagoon" was again selected into the top 100 mini paintings of the National parks. In 2006, his painting titled "Cypress on Carmel Beach" was juried into National [...]

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