Dan Chen was born in China, in the province of Canton. Dan immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1984. Dan enrolled at San Francisco City College and studied graphic design and illustration at Academy of Art University. Since that time, Dan's professional career has begun focusing full-time on nature and wildlife art in both paintings and sculptures. Dan's experience with the eastern and western disciplines of art has provided the inspiration for the extremely pleasing and dramatic style he has developed. Whether the media is oil, pastel, watercolor or sculpture, each piece Dan creates is an exquisite and masterful expression of line, color, light and energy which is truly his own. The art of Dan Chen is a marriage of the finest qualities of eastern and western art style and technique. Dan is a Signature member of SAA (The Society of Animal Artists) and received two Award of Excellence medals in both two dimensional and three dimensional works in the Society Annual Exhibition which is presently on tour with various museums in the United States.