Welcome to Po Pin Lin's Art Studio


Born in 1970, Po Pin Lin grew up in the countryside of central Taiwan on a family farm. Nearby is an art high school and he would often see art students doing outdoor painting. Po Pin became interested in watching those students, teaching himself to draw by studying the discarded artwork from those students. He won many contests as a child and eventually earned a spot at Fu Shin Art College in Taiwan.

In 1995 he moved to the United States to study at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees. With more than 15 years of his professional career as a teacher and painter, Po Pin has become known for the cityscapes and street scenes of his adapted hometown of San Francisco. He has enchanted the American fine art market with his mastery of capturing subtlety in the California landscape.

Drawing on the captivating artistic heritage of California and Russian Impressionists, Po Pin has received many awards, including the Award of Excellence in the Oil Painters of America national and regional exhibitions in 2001 and 2002. He has been featured twice in Southwest Art Magazine and was named “one of the 21 finest American artists under 31”. Po Pin is also the cover story and the subject of a feature article in the Artist’s Magazine in September 2003. He is featured in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine premier issue, “The Chinese Academic Tradition- Po Pin Lin: From Taiwanese Farm Boy to American City-Dweller”. He is featured in Art of the West magazine 2009 November/December issue “Young Guns”.

He is a signature member of Oil Painters of America, artist member of the California Art Club and Signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Po Pin Lin reside in San Francisco with his wife and son.


“Rest”- won People’s Choice Award, Carmel Plein Air Painting Competition Exhibit

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